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Hollandaise

Anyone can make Hollandaise so long as you have a bowl, a pot, and a whisk. I would say that's pretty minimal equipment. I think...

Anyone can make Hollandaise so long as you have a bowl, a pot, and a whisk. I would say that's pretty minimal equipment. I think hollandaise is one of those sauces that most people never even think to make at home, and therefore never get the chance to discover how easy it is.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (182g) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • 1/2 tsp (2g) granulated sugar

  • 1/2 Tbsp (7g) lemon juice plus more for finishing

  • 1 tsp (4g) water

  • Salt to taste


INSTRUCTIONS:

Method:

  1. Bring a small pot filled with an inch of water to a light simmer.

  2. Separate 4 egg yolks and place ach yolk into a medium-sized bowl that can fit into the simmering pot of water without touching the bottom.

  3. Place your bowl on top of the simmering pot and add to you bowl your water, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Whisk together for 30 seconds, then take off of the heat.

  4. Continue whisking until it becomes lighter in color. Then, place it back on the heat and continue to whisk until the eggs thicken just a bit.

  5. While continuously whisking, add in unsalted cold butter cut into cubes. Add it in bit by bit, allowing them to melt into the mixture. Continue this process until it’s fully emulsified. (If your sauce isn’t thick enough, whisk it over the heat for another 30 seconds).

  6. Once done, pour sauce directly into a thermos - something to keep it hot. Make sure to serve within one hour.

4 Comments


Tobias Frei
Tobias Frei
May 05

Germany reporting in. Mine looked just perfect - until I took it off the heat in order to fill it in a thermo. Then it became suddenly grumpy and volume decreased to a third. What did I wrong?

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ratatoeskr - melodic dark ambient
ratatoeskr - melodic dark ambient
Dec 18, 2021

Used 50% of everything for 2 Persons. Perfect recipe for me. 10/10

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Goodly Rogue
Goodly Rogue
Aug 18, 2021

can I use salted butter instead of unsalted?

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W Prov
W Prov
Apr 07, 2021

This recipe has made it into the family recipe book (really just a binder with page protectors) and is made at least twice a month on the weekends. Very easy recipe, and by far one of the best as a base to personalize - a smoked paprika, and a dash of onion powder for us. Easily feeds the 6 of us.

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