Rating: 4.5 stars
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 7

This is one of my Gamommy's from the early 60's. Not too different than the other recipes, but worth putting out there as an option. Serve with cooked vegetables or fish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 /3 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water in the bottom a double boiler to a simmer: hot water in double boiler base should not touch pan above. In the top of the double boiler, slightly beat egg yolks. Slowly whisk in butter, and then gradually whisk in water. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Remove double boiler top from base.

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  • Gradually whisk in lemon juice, and season with salt and cayenne. Cover, and keep hot over warm water until serving.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 132.9mg; sodium 231.6mg. Full Nutrition
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