Microwave hollandaise sauce

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    5 min

    This quick and easy version of the classic French sauce uses the microwave with great results!


    42 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 2 

    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/4 lemon, juiced, or to taste
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 55g salted butter, melted

    Method
    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Beat egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Slowly stream melted butter into the egg yolk mixture while whisking to incorporate.
    2. Heat in microwave for 15 to 20 seconds; whisk.

    Note:

    If sauce separates after microwaving, add a splash of water and whisk until combined.

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    Reviews in English (136)

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    141

    This is a great recipe which is very good the way they suggest you use it. This time however, I added a tablespoon of mayo before melting the butter and whisked it together before the heating step. It added some great creaminess that was lacking from the initial version and held it together more when spooning it over my eggs. WIN!  -  18 Dec 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    46

    Honestly, this may not be quite as rich or smooth as the somewhat labor-intensive hollandaise sauce that I make, but it was pretty darn good. I did end up adding a little more lemon juice and cayenne to suit our tastes. I took the photo right when it came out of the microwave, and the butter had separated a bit. But all it really needed was a good whisk, and then the texture was spot on, and stayed that way. Served this on Ham Cups and Eggs, a recipe on this site. Thanks, scottki, we enjoyed your quick recipe.  -  01 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    36

    I would say it needs a little longer in the microwave too depending on how hot the butter is being drizzled in. I like the 10 sec increments.  -  01 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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