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Quick Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Perfect over asparagus, eggs or even meats, poultry and seafood, this basic Hollandaise Sauce from our Test Kitchen is a cinch to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1. In a double boiler over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolks, water and lemon juice until mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Yield: about 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 139 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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