It's true: fast, easy, and yummy! You can make eggs Benedict, chicken or steak Neptune at home in no time. For a more savory dish, substitute red wine vinegar for the lemon juice and sprinkle in dried tarragon.

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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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  • Heat butter in a microwave-safe measuring cup in the microwave until melted, about 30 seconds.

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  • Whisk egg yolks, lemon juice, milk, salt, and black pepper together in a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk melted butter, a bit at a time, into egg yolk mixture until sauce is smooth.

  • Cook sauce in the microwave on medium, whisking at 15-second intervals, until sauce is hot and thick, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; 25.3 g total fat; 164 mg cholesterol; 208 mg sodium. 0.8 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (54)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
Excellent and easy. I did not use milk in the recipe. One tip if the eggs curdle, use very hot water and add a little bit at time till the sauce smooths out. Perfect sauce very time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2018
I tried this and it was just ok. I went and looked at my standard recipe and tried again. I left out the milk and added 1tsp of dried mustard (i think colman's is the best) be sure to take it out ever 15 mins to stir, i just a small wire whisk or use a fork be sure not to put metal utensil in microwave. Delicious!! especially on asparagus!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 49
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
Excellent and easy. I did not use milk in the recipe. One tip if the eggs curdle, use very hot water and add a little bit at time till the sauce smooths out. Perfect sauce very time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
Excellent and easy. I did not use milk in the recipe. One tip if the eggs curdle, use very hot water and add a little bit at time till the sauce smooths out. Perfect sauce very time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2017
YUMMM! Will be my automatic go-to. I served atop Chicken Cordon Bleu and asparagus at a dinner party...we all loved it! I had chicken broth ready, so when it needed some smoothing, a few teaspoons did wonders. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
The flavor was amazing and the texture was perfect. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2018
I tried this and it was just ok. I went and looked at my standard recipe and tried again. I left out the milk and added 1tsp of dried mustard (i think colman's is the best) be sure to take it out ever 15 mins to stir, i just a small wire whisk or use a fork be sure not to put metal utensil in microwave. Delicious!! especially on asparagus!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2017
So good! Needed a hollandaise that my 16 year old could make while I was poaching eggs for Eggs Benedict. She made this perfectly! Great consistency and taste! It was her first time having Eggs Benedict and she is in love!My only suggestion is to cut the lemon juice some. It was a little tangy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2018
Not a 5 star recipe but defiantly a 5 star cooking technique!!! Increase egg yokes to 3 use white pepper (to taste) use lemon juice to taste. As one reviewer already mentioned if yokes start to set or curdle whisk in 1 teaspoon boiling water at a time until sauce becomes creamy smooth & thick. (works every time) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2019
I made this exactly as recipe called for. It is AWESOME!!! This is embarrassing to admit but there was leftover sauce and I couldn't stop tasting it and ended up drinking what was left. This is my favorite sauce but always avoided making it from scratch because it's very time consuming. But this is the answer to a delishious hollandaise it's quick and you won't be sorry about the taste. I made it for my daughter when she was home for Christmas and she copied the recipe and took it home with her. I'd give this 10 stars if I could. Diana Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2019
Okay I use allrecipes.com (or the app) for almost everything I try for the first time but I m bad for leaving a review. Sooo I m writing a review because I surely didn t expect something so easy to be so good - especially with the side note of making it savoury by switching up red wine vinegar for the lemon juice. Wow - just delicious and soooo fast. We usually use the package stuff but we were out so I m very glad I tried this! Thank you! I only need 3 x 15 seconds for it to set btw. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
Amazing! Absolutely perfect can be done every day or weekend. I m never paying for the eggs Benedict at a restaurant again! Followed the recipe exactly except i had to microwave butter for 1.5 minutes that s how long it took to melt. Read More
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