Chef John's Hollandaise Sauce
This video shows you how to make classic hollandaise sauce. All you need are a couple egg yolks, lemon juice, butter, and just a pinch of cayenne pepper. Chef John makes his sauce without a double boiler. He does it over a direct flame. He’ll show you how to prevent your sauce from breaking and what to look for that tells you when your egg yolks are just right. Then it’s time for drizzling in the warm butter, a couple tablespoons at a time. That's all there is to it. This is the recipe to use with Chef John’s Eggs Benedict, featuring Chef John’s Poached Eggs. And remember, attack this sauce with confidence because a hollandaise can sense fear.