Great and easy hollandaise sauce. I like my hollandaise sauce tangy and with a kick so I add extra lemon juice and cayenne pepper to my liking. It serves 2 to 4 depending on what you put it on. I use it on eggs Benedict. It's the best I have had - not bland like some hollandaise sauces!

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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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  • Combine 1/4 cup butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup butter and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and incorporated, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper.

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Cook's Note:

Substitute white pepper for the cayenne pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 163.4mg; sodium 167.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
This will be my always go to recipe . Easy to remember the ingredients. Served it at a dinner party over asparagus, everyone loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2020
Too runny. Use less water Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
This will be my always go to recipe . Easy to remember the ingredients. Served it at a dinner party over asparagus, everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2020
Yum! I could’ve skipped dinner and pretended this was soup, and eaten it all by myself! Super easy too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2020
This was my first time making Hollandaise. It came out great! I have a history of struggling with egg and heat when you don't want to scramble them. We added some Chalula sauce to zip it up a bit and served it over shirred eggs, ham and English muffin with a paprika garnish. VERY easy recipe to obtain a gourmet feel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
Perfect every time! I use the recipe exactly as written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2016
I would definitely recommend this recipe. I like the extra flavor of the lemon juice as well. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2020
Too runny. Use less water Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2020
Good recipe! It tasted great with my breakfast poutine. I think with some recipes I may use less lemon juice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2021
I this recipe, as is, and it was outstanding. Wonderfully easy and very tasty!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2016
Very easy but way too much lemon. Next time I'm going to use only 1/2 a tablespoon! Read More