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Quick and Easy Hollandaise Sauce in the Microwave

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy hollandaise sauce. Makes enough for 2 servings of eggs benedict or asparagus. I've tried several ways to make hollandaise sauce; this method works every time and is very quick. My kids love it. I put poached egg on toast or biscuit and top with sauce. I also add crumbled sausage with jalapeno and garlic."
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Ingredients

5 m servings 256 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Beat egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Slowly stream melted butter into the egg yolk mixture while whisking to incorporate.
  2. Heat in microwave for 15 to 20 seconds; whisk.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If sauce separates after microwaving, add a splash of water and whisk until combined.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 256 calories; 27.4 g fat; 0.7 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 266 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a great recipe which is very good the way they suggest you use it. This time however, I added a tablespoon of mayo before melting the butter and whisked it together before the heating s...

Most helpful critical review

Should have read all of the reviews to make a thicker tastier sauce for Eggs Benedict. Hubby was happy. Me, not so much.

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This is a great recipe which is very good the way they suggest you use it. This time however, I added a tablespoon of mayo before melting the butter and whisked it together before the heating s...

Honestly, this may not be quite as rich or smooth as the somewhat labor-intensive hollandaise sauce that I make, but it was pretty darn good. I did end up adding a little more lemon juice and c...

Simple and easy way to make Hollandaise - Makes enough for about 3-4 eggs benedicts. I used 1 tsp of lemon juice & added 1 tablespoon of mayo to the mix right before drizzling in the melted but...

Perfect just the way it is!!! Add on: This is still the only way we make it anymore! LOVE this recipe just the way it is!!! Note: for all the people adding mayo and changing the recipe wh...

I would say it needs a little longer in the microwave too depending on how hot the butter is being drizzled in. I like the 10 sec increments.

This is by far the easiest and surprisingly the best hollandaise I have ever made. I love the sour back-taste in hollandaise, so I added more lemon juice and more cayenne for more heat. By using...

First time I tried hollandaise sauce and it was perfect. I will never do it any other way. I read through reviews before hand so after the initial 20secs in the microwave I also did it in 10sec ...

This was quick, easy, and delicious! I also added 1Tbsp of mayo, and it turned out great! After reading other reviews, I cooked mine in 10 second increments, whisking in between. Great recipe,

Adding a tablespoon of mayo' (just before heating) makes this recipe the best, quickest hollandaise sauce in the universe. You can swap the cayenne for mustard if you like (we did) and it tastes...