0 0

Hollandaise Sauce


Are you looking for a perfect Hollandaise Sauce? This amazing Hollandaise sauce is one of the five most important sauces in French cuisine!

Share this delicious recipe:

Or you can just copy and share this URL:
Thank you!


Need to adjust?
2 egg yolk(s) medium eggs
4 ounces butter 100 grams
2 tablespoons water lukewarm
2 tablespoons white wine you can use lemon juice instead
to taste salt
to taste pepper

And love - it is the main ingredient!


2.5 g
1.8 g
17.5 g
0 g
127 mg
2.5 g
42 mg
1.5 g
Tap the "+" to expand/hide the nutrition info.

Please note that I am not a nutritionist. The nutrition information is provided for reference only and is approximate. It is calculated using one of the online calculators, like this one.



      About the Recipe


      Are you looking for a perfect Hollandaise Sauce recipe?

      This amazing Hollandaise sauce is one of the five most important sauces in French cuisine and consists of egg yolks, butter, white wine or lemon juice, and water whisked to creamy perfection over low heat.

      This sauce is the typical sauce in many restaurants for breakfast. Suppose you have never tried hollandaise sauce with poached eggs you definitely should. It is so good! 😉

      Breakfast options with hollandaise sauce

      Let’s start with poached eggs. They are so soft and delicate, they are a perfect match with a crusty piece of bread or toast.

      You may toast your bread, make a poached egg, and top it with Hollandaise sauce.

      If you want to make a special brunch for your loved one you may add a few pieces of smoked salmon or cured salmon.

      I prefer cured salmon and make it at home often! 🙂

      Secondly, if you are not a big fan of poached eggs, you can prepare Shrimp Omelette and add a few spoons of sauce on top of it. It will taste amazing!

      Also, a sunny-looking egg with toasty bread is also a great option. You can add sliced fresh avocado and pour hollandaise sauce on top. Yum!

      Lunch Alternatives With Hollandaise Sauce

      If we start talking about hollandaise sauce for lunch meals, we will find dozens of the most delicious and good-looking pairing recipes. But, I will pick a few.

      If you love asparagus or green beans, you can blanch, pan-fry, or oven-bake them and then serve them with a fresh bowl of sauce. You can serve on top of the Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.

      Can I Make This Dish Part Of A Menu?


      You can serve this delicious sauce with Oven Baked Fries as an appetizer.

      Make juicy Mediterranean Shrimp Lettuce Wraps as your main course.

      For dessert, go with my Apple Cinanamon CakeKiwi Pavlova, or Raspberry Pavlova.

      Is it hard to make the hollandaise sauce?

      No, the recipe is pretty easy. Gather all your ingredients on a table and start cooking.

      Too thick hollandaise?

      If you have noticed that the hollandaise sauce is too thick you may add one or two tbsp of warm water and whisk it again.

      Hollandaise Sauce in a bowl with a full spoon of sauce.

      Made this hollandaise sauce?

      Please share your thoughts about this sauce in the comments below. What did you like the most? Did you make any modifications?

      Share the recipe with your family & friends and tag @HelenaRecipes on social media if you’ve made it! 😉

      Crave more delicious recipes?

      Follow my Pinterest boards for delicious ideas.

      And check out these other sauce recipes:


      Watch my video and subscribe to my channel for more delicious recipe videos!

      5/5 (4 Reviews)
      Get your copy of my Calendar 2024 and receive my hand-picked cooking-related content!Join My Readers


      1 min

      Gather ingredients

      Prepare al ingredients on a table: 2 fresh eggs, 2 tbsp white wine or lemon juice, 2 tbsp water, 4 oz (100 g) butter.

      1 min

      Separate eggs

      Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Store the whites in a glass jar in the fridge for another recipe.

      3 min

      Add egg yolks to saucepan

      Add the egg yolks to a small saucepan with 2 tbsp of water, 2 tbsp of white wine or lemon juice, and whisk until well combined.

      1 min

      Add butter

      Add 4 oz of soft butter to the egg mixture.

      3 min

      Make sauce

      Place the small saucepan with the egg yolk mixture over a pan of hot water without allowing the water to touch the bowl. The steam will heat it.
      Whisk the mixture constantly. As the butter melts, it will get a little frothy. Continue whisking constantly for about 3 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken then immediately remove from heat. It should be thick enough. If it is too thick you can add a little bit of warm water and whisk it again.

      1 min

      Season Sauce

      Season with salt and crushed pepper. Serve right away or cover to keep warm. If the sauce gets too thick, whisk in a teaspoon of luke warm water to loosen it up.

      1 min


      Your Hollandaise Sauce is ready. Enjoy!



      Recipe creator and contributing writer to food-related publications.

      Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
      A piece of shrimp quiche on a plate with arugula.
      Shrimp Quiche
      Previous Recipe
      A piece of shrimp quiche on a plate with arugula.
      Next Recipe

      Add your feedback

      Please hit 5 stars if you enjoy the recipe!
      5/5 (4 Reviews)