Friday, February 24, 2012

EASY hollandaise sauce

hollandaise sauce can be one of those intimidating recipes. this version is easy and requires nothing more than a blender. that's right, no double boiler or constant whisking like maniac! i saw Ina Garten use this technique and knew i had to try it.

6 tablespoons of butter
3 large egg yolks
1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste

melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl or in a small saucepan. put the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne into a blender and blend of 15-20 seconds.

next, with the blender running, slowly pour the hot butter into the blender and blend for an additional 30 seconds, until the sauce is thick.

it's perfectly salty, buttery and has a nice zip from the lemon juice. drizzle over asparagus, poached eggs or whatever your heart desires. i roasted some drumsticks and drizzled the hollandaise over some roasted asparagus. YUM.


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This looks good and i will try this within days by the way nicely explained.

yani said...

Graet post.This looks so delicious.Thanks for sharing and the illustration makes me feel starved!I would certainly share this to my friends, and since one of my roommate is a great cook I would love to hand it to her in French translation.Hoping to see more of your recipes.Thanks again for sharing.