Monday, March 14, 2011

Deliciously Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Well I have finally figured out Hollandaise sauce and how to make it easy and perfectly delicious! If you love eggs benedict, but have never been able to make your own sauce this recipe is for you! The packets that you buy from the store don't even compare, and to make it from scratch this way is even cheaper! I priced it all out.
A package is $1.50 for 2 servings and this recipe costs $.63 for 2 servings (1 serving is 1 whole english muffin piled with all ingredients.)
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons cream
2 large tablespoons butter
1/2 lemon, juiced
Pinch salt
Pinch sugar
Chicken broth, optional (I just add it 1 tsp. at a time to get desired thickness.)
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Combine all ingredients in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Stir until thick, approximately 3 minutes; set aside until ready to use. Do not reheat or cover the pot. Thin, if needed with a little chicken broth. Stir in the vinegar. (I make mine as soon as the egg is done and everything is still warm, because it ruins the sauce if you reheat it.)

Eggs Benedict Twist:
I do my eggs benedict a different kind of way, but this sauce is perfect for any. I use 1/2 of an english muffin warmed, then a fried green tomato, smoked salmon, a tomato, and top with a poached egg. Drizzle with Hollandaise and sprinkle fresh chopped chives on top. Delish!! 

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