Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a sauce made from clarified butter and egg yolks, usually seasoned with lemon juice, vinegar, and salt. It is one of the five mother sauces of classical French cuisine.

The sauce is thought to have originated in the Netherlands in the 17th century. It was then introduced to France by the chef of the Dutch ambassador to the court of Louis XIV. The sauce became popular in France and was soon adopted by French chefs.

Hollandaise sauce was originally made by whisking egg yolks and clarified butter together over a double boiler. The sauce would then be seasoned with salt, pepper, and vinegar or lemon juice to taste.

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Hollandaise Sauce

  • cayenne pepper
  • thyme
  • butter
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • ice water
  • white wine vinegar
  • egg yolk
  • black peppercorn

Hollandaise Sauce

  • cayenne pepper
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • white wine vinegar
  • egg yolk
  • clarified butter

Ingredient Breakdown

egg yolk
lemon juice
cayenne pepper
clarified butter
dijon mustard
white wine vinegar
white pepper
tarragon vinegar
heavy cream
black pepper
tabasco sauce
ice water
black peppercorn


Staple Ingredients

  • egg yolk 84%

Common Ingredients

  • lemon juice 74%
  • butter 68%
  • salt 68%

Usual Ingredients

  • cayenne pepper 47%

Rarey Ingredients

  • water 37%