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How To Make Hollandaise Sauce: 3 Ways

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup (300 ml) 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Learn how to make hollandaise sauce using three different methods.   This hollandaise sauce recipe is easy to make and deliciously creamy.  The perfect addition to egg dishes, roasted veggies or fish!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Here are the instructions for three different methods – Pick your favourite!

Whisk, Bowl and Muscle Method:

  • Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in a large bowl with a rolled up towel beneath it to hold it in place while whisking.  Whisk together until pale.
  • Melt butter in a small pot over low heat (make sure it is not too hot).
  • Slowly pour the butter into the bowl in a steady stream while whisking vigorously.  Add a little water if too thick.  Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Blender Method:

  • Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in the blender and blend for about 15-30 seconds or until pale.
  • Melt butter in a small pot over low heat (make sure it is not too hot).
  • Set the blender to low speed and slowly drizzle in the melted butter.  Add a little warm water if too thick and adjust seasonings if needed (pulse to combine).
  • Serve immediately.

Immersion Blender Method:

  • Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in a wide mouthed mason jar or the container that came with your immersion blender (the container should just be slightly wider than the head of the immersion blender).  
  • Place the immersion blender into the jar and start running for a few seconds to combine the ingredients.
  • Melt butter in a small pot over low heat (make sure it is not too hot).
  • Slowly pour the melted butter into the side of the jar while the immersion blender is running.  As you are blending, slightly lift the immersion blender up and down to blend everything through (do not lift too high out of the sauce or you will make a mess!)
  • The sauce should be thick and creamy.  Add in a little warm water if too thick and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Make sure your butter is not too hot and add it slowly to prevent your sauce from breaking.  
  • See the Hollandaise Sauce Helpful Tips section to find out how to fix a broken sauce and how to keep it warm.
  • My personal favourite method is the immersion blender method.  Easy, minimal cleanup and has never failed me.  I use this immersion blender and a wide-mouthed mason jar.

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