Ok, I’ll admit this recipe is not really the traditional hollandaise sauce. It’s actually a mock hollandaise and boy is it ever good.
Many times I will pass on Eggs Benedict at a restaurant because the hollandaise sauce tastes more like a white sauce or it seriously lacks in flavor… yuck. I like my hollandaise sauce to have that bright spark of a flavor that can add so much to so many side dishes or a main course.
I do make the traditional hollandaise sauce, but many times I don’t have the time or the patience to make it to my standard. Enter this no fail hollandaise sauce. For those of you who think you can’t make it at home, this recipe is for you. It is amazingly easy and you will love the taste.
No-Fail Hollandaise Sauce
Ingredients: Makes 4 serving
- ½ cup good quality mayonnaise
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ⅛ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (½ of ⅛ teaspoons to be exact)
In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice until combined. Mix in the melted butter until thoroughly blended. Stir in the salt and cayenne pepper until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. And you’re done.
Notes: Do not skimp on the mayonnaise, I always use Hellmann’s or Best Food Mayonnaise. When it comes to the lemon juice I always use fresh lemons. It makes all the difference in the end product. Be careful with the cayenne pepper, it’s meant as back (flavor) note to the hollandaise sauce. The best thing is you can store this hollandaise sauce in a container in the refrigerator for a few days. If you do, warm it in the microwave on low power for 30 seconds or until it’s warm. If you need a larger batch, this recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for that matter.
See, I told you it was easy. So why not get out your juicer, mixing bowl and whisk and whip up a batch or two of this delightful sauce and use it on your veggies, eggs, fish… the list goes on and on.
Time to eat…