Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Delicious Sauce - So Many Uses!

Favorite Restaurant Sauce Recipe

This restaurant recipe for Hollandaise Sauce can make a fabulous eating experience out of the simplest cooked eggs, vegetables, seafood or meats.

The picture is as good as a 1000 words! The Hollandaise is perfect with the smoked salmon and egg breakfast. It is called a smoked salmon Benedict and it is absolutely wonderful.

And if you are a carb - counter, this sauce recipe will work into your diet just fine.

To have this sauce recipe turn out properly you need to follow the instructions carefully, have a really good wire whip and reasonably strong wrists. :-)

Note: There is another recipe for this sauce on the website that allows you to use a blender if you have one.

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Sauce Recipe

Preparation time: 12-15 minutes. Servings: 12-15


  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 24 ounces clarified butter (start with two pounds of butter)


To clarify butter:

  • Melt butter over very low heat
  • Skim off what comes to the surface
  • Slowly pour off the oil part into another container
  • Discard the solids



  • In a sauce pan combine lemon juice, salt and cayenne and warm this mixture slightly
  • In a separate pan, warm the clarified butter
  • Using a round bottom stainless steel bowl over a pan of simmering water, beat egg yolks with wire whip and add the boiling water very slowly while continuing to whip.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt and cayenne mixture and whip over the boiling water until eggs are cooked and mixture is semi-thick
  • Using a ladle slowly and gradually add a few drops of hot clarified butter at a time to the egg mixture while whipping with the wire whip. Scrape the mixture away from the sides and bottom of your stainless steel bowl as you stir to keep the sauce smooth

That's all there is to it but you'll be pleased with the taste of the restaurant recipe for Hollandaise Sauce and its many uses.

Enjoy your Hollandaise and the company of those you share it with.


“Hunger is the best sauce in the world.”

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

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