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Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

I absolutely love Hollandaise sauce, but I do not have the patience for all that whisking and praying that it will turn out right. I am so glad I discovered the blender method! This is quick and easy and the end result is just the same, except it leaves me in a better mood.

Ingredients:

6 egg yolks
1 stick butter
¼ cup lemon juice
Cayenne
Salt

Separate your eggs and put the yolks in the blender. Add lemon juice to blender. Add cayenne and salt. Melt butter in a sauce pan and heat until bubbling. With the lid on the blender, but the center thing removed, turn on the blender. While the blender is running slowly drizzle the hot butter in. Put center thing back in blender and keep blending for a minute or so.

The hot butter cooks the egg yolks a bit, for the sake of the squeamish. However, if the blender isn’t running when you start drizzling it in or if your pour it in too fast, it can really cook the yolks and ruin the texture of the sauce.

Serve with asparagus, steamed artichokes, eggs benedict, or as a tasty dip. The possibilities are endless.

So, now what to do with all those egg whites? If you’ve got any suggestions I would love to hear them!
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Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce

Another from the Valentine’s Day, 2006 issue.

In 19th-century France, bridegrooms were fed three courses of asparagus because of its reputation for igniting passions.

Steam asparagus just until tender (less than 10 minutes). Serve topped with Hollandaise sauce.

Hollandaise Sauce

3 egg yolks
Butter, 2 sticks, melted, cooled to room temperature
Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
Salt, ½ teaspoon
Cayenne pepper, dash

In the upper section of the double boiler (before heating) stir egg yolks with a wire whisk until well-blended. Do not beat. Heat water in the bottom section to a simmer, constantly stirring the egg yolks. When the eggs become thick (like heavy cream) add butter while stirring. Add lemon juice while stirring. Remove from heat and add salt and cayenne. If the sauce separates don’t throw it out! Pour it into another container, clean the top of your double boiler, and start over using the sauce you have already made in place of the egg yolks.

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