Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a delicious sauce that is rich and decedent. You can make hollandaise sauce at home, it may take an extra step or two, but this sauce is so much better than any pre-packaged sauce you can buy at the store. Hollandaise sauce is made for asparagus, and eggs Benedict. The key to making hollandaise sauce is to first heat the butter up to melting separately, and then start to make the sauce, so let’s get started.

asparagus and hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

I personally love to steam up some asparagus and serve the asparagus with hollandaise sauce. While making hollandaise sauce may take an extra step or two, making hollandaise sauce can be done with a little bit of patience, and I promise homemade hollandaise sauce is definitely a recipe you want to add to your personal library.

asparagus and hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

You can make am amazing Hollandaise sauce, it goes perfectly with asparagus. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Asparagus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 247kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • dash hot pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a glass dish. Let the butter begin to cool slightly, and skim off anything that is on the top. Set up a double boiler, and whisk egg yolks and the water in a bowl until they are light and fluffy. Pour egg yolks into the double boiler. 
  • Whisk eggs continually while eggs are in the double boiler, they will begin to thicken slightly, and this will take 2 to 3 minutes. Begin to drizzle in warm melted butter slowly, and continue to whisk the egg and butter mixture. Once the butter is totally incorporated add lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. This sauce must be served within 30 minutes of making.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Nolan

    4 stars
    Try a blender version of Hollandaise Sauce. It makes a great sauce that is nearly foolproof. Or, adapt this one and make it using a blender.

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