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Hollandaise Sauce Hack

Food | March 06, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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Making a hollandaise sauce can be tricky, but this easy HOLLANDAISE SAUCE HACK turns out perfect every time.

We had a big chat about the beauty of classic sauces and the way they can elevate both the flavour and presentation of a favourite meal. As far as sauces go, five are often referred to as the mother sauces: Béchamel, velouté, Espagnole, tomato and Hollandaise.

We previously post THIS 1-minute video on how to make HOLLANDAISE SAUCE from scratch. Although we love hollandaise made in this traditional or old-fashioned way, results can sometimes vary. If the egg yolks cook too quick, you can end up with something more like scrambled eggs than a creamy hollandaise. If you add the butter too soon, the sauce breaks. It certainly takes a few tries and a lot of practice until you get it right.

Thankfully this recipe works like a charm, and our quick HOLLANDAISE SAUCE HACK produces a similar flavour with less work and time.

Here’s how to make this easy HOLLANDAISE SAUCE HACK!

Ingredients for Hollandaise Sauce Hack

THE SIX

Six readily available ingredients are all you need. One thing worth mentioning is that we crafted this recipe to yield about 3/4 of a cup of hollandaise. If you need your sauce to serve a number of guests, you can double the recipe and expect the same results.

Ready to blend up our quick hollandaise

BLEND

We made the sauce in our video using an immersion blender. I’ve listed our favourite in the Amazon links below if you’d like to purchase. I particularly like this one because it comes with a canister that helps to blend up everything from smoothies and shakes to salad dressings and sauces like this one. Don’t worry if you don’t have one though, you can also make this sauce using a conventional blender or even a hand mixer if you’re in a pinch.

Serving our hollandaise sauce

SERVING

You’ll probably be like us once you make your first batch, wheels turning, thinking about all the uses. Hollandaise is a wonderful option served next to grilled asparagus, steamed broccoli or cauliflower and braised fennel. Try it with poached eggs or on Eggs Benedict, CORNED BEEF HASH or a delicious MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST BAKE. It’s also delicious with grilled or baked fish. I’m sure you’ll find lots of occasions to serve it.

Well, that’s one way to make a favourite sauce in record time!

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • a few drops of Tabasco or hot sauce
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place eggs yolks, lemon juice and mustard into a bowl or, the canister of a blender. Add a few drops of hot sauce and a pinch of salt.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan and melt on medium high heat. Heat until the butter is hot and bubbling.
  3. Using an immersion or conventional blender, zip the egg mixture and then, slowly drizzle in the hot melted butter in an even stream. Blend to create hollandaise. Taste then add more salt if you wish.
  4. Transfer to a bowl or small pitcher and serve with your favourite vegetables or egg dish.
  5. TIP: If your hollandaise is too thick, add tablespoons of boiling water (one tablespoon at a time) with the blender running until you achieve the desired consistency.

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Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.

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