Microwave hollandaise sauce

    5 min

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

    463 people made this

    Serves: 2 

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

    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.


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

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    This was the first time I've ever made this sauce. It was really simple, supper quick and tasted just as good as the restaurantsun.  -  12 May 2018


    Made for the first time after dissapointment with bought sauce. Worked great but had to add a little water to thin down. Will use again without doubt.  -  01 Mar 2018


    This was very easy to make but I didn't like the end taste over against shop bought hollondaise. It was very egg-yolky (other recipes use 2 egg yolks to a much higher amount of butter - often 125-150g). I did make 4x the amount but don't see why this should affect the taste. I then tried adding extra salt, cayenne, and then mayo as others have suggested, to the finished sauce. End result was a little more bearable but for the hassle I think I'll stick with shop-bought.  -  15 Feb 2018