Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Written by Becky

This recipe for Hollandaise Sauce is fool proof. My mom would whip up a batch easily even on a weeknight to serve over asparagus or for a weekend treat over Eggs Benedict. All you need is a whisk and no distractions.

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

The main worry with Eggs Benedict is that you don’t want to scramble the egg yolk. The sauce should be smooth and creamy and should never have a remnants of scrambled eggs. The way to do this is simple, don’t leave the pan unattended, set the heat on low and whisk, whisk, whisk. It doesn’t take long for the sauce to come together (only like 2 minutes) so you don’t need to have a stellar attention span, just a keen desire for perfect sauce.

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

A good squeeze of lemon adds just the right acidity to cut through all of the richness of butter and egg yolk. Guys… this stuff is like gold. Once you have it down, you’ll be wanting to serve hollandaise

sauce on everything! Here are

my recommendations – over asparagus or brussels sprouts, over poached or fried eggs, for Eggs Benedict, or to serve as a sauce with a breakfast casserole. What do you like hollandaise sauce with?

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

a fool proof recipe for hollandaise sauce
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, French


  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons butter*
  • pinch sea salt


  • In a small pan over medium low heat* combine the yolk, a good squeeze of lemon juice and half of the butter. Stir constantly until thick (about 2 minutes). Add the other half of the butter and stir until thick. Serve immediately.


If your worried about the eggs scrambling you can use a double boiler or hold the pan over boiling water and whisk the sauce until thick. The recipe works with less butter but the more butter you use the richer the sauce will be:)

Comments (11)

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    • Clifford, it’s great to hear from a fellow Texan!! Thanks for the shout out and I hope to hear from you more often. Report back if you make anything from the blog!

  2. Wow you sure make it sound simple. Will try it. I like hollandaise with meatballs, over spaghetti or sometimes as a dip with veggies and fries 🙂
    Thank you.

  3. Amazing!!! Easy to do, wonderful directions. And the flavor…..no words to express how great this is. Thank you for sharing this recipe. We just finished breakfast, I mean really just finished, dishes are still on the table. Oh my, my son is licking his plate! So, yes I’ll be making this again very soon.

    • Cheryll, this absolutely makes my day!! Thank you so much for reporting back and I’m so glad you enjoyed it. We made this one over the weekend too 🙂

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