Making a homemade hollandaise sauce is easier than most people realize. All that is needed is some care and attention and you’ll have a perfect hollandaise in no time!
In a medium sauce pot, bring butter to a boil and allow the water to evaporate. Pull butter from heat as thick bubbles form and butter turns a burnt yellow color.
Create a double boiler with a medium sauce pot and a medium mixing bowl. Fill pot about half way with water and bring to a boil. Place egg yolks in the mixing bowl and begin stirring with a rubber spatula. Have bowl over steam and begin to temper egg yolks. Cool the egg yolks occasionally by removing bowl from steam. Continue to temper egg yolks until the yolks have become thick enough to draw a figure 8 and hold its shape with a spatula.
Season egg yolks with lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper. Begin to slowly add clarified butter with a ladle and whisking the egg yolks. If the consistency gets to be too thick before all of the butter has been added, thin out the yolks with some warm water from the steam bath. Continue to add butter to the yolks.
Simple and Easy Hollandaise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.