Hollandaise Sauce Recipe
How to Make it Right Everytime
This Hollandaise sauce recipe is one of the great classics of French cooking.
You might have had it on poached eggs and called it Eggs Benedict, but Hollandaise sauce goes great with other things, especially asparagus. Because it is so rich, Hollandaise sauce goes best with simply prepared foods.
I've included the recipes for a few of the more common variations on Hollandaise sauce, including a bernaise sauce recipe
. Bernaise sauce is a perfect sauce to have with steak, and when served with a certain extra tender cut
of beef becomes Chateaubriand. These sauces can be a little bit tricky to prepare, but not enough to keep you from having great results.
How to Make Hollandaise Sauce
Follow these three basic steps for each recipe:
- Melt and clarify the butter. This simply means skimming off the white solids floating on top of the melted butter.
- Use a double boiler to lightly cook the egg yolk mixtures.
- Add the liquid butter slowly to the egg yolk mixture and don't stop whisking.