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Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

by jughandle

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe


Hollandaise Sauce is one of the 5 basic “Mother Sauces” and is a must know, go to sauce.  Fantastic on Eggs Benedict.  There are several different ways to make Hollandaise sauce and all are viable depending on the time you have.  I use the microwave when time is short, which is always.

Hollandaise Sauce – The Stove Top Blender Method  if you’d like to try a different method. -Jughandle

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Hollandaise Sauce Microwave Method

I've been using this method for making Hollandaise sauce for over 30 years. For me it is my goto method when I am short on time and can not afford to screw up. It has never failed me. - Jughandle
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, French
Keywords Hollandaise Sauce, Microwave Hollandaise Sauce
Protein Egg
Cooking Method Microwave
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 large servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 1 Cup Butter - 2 sticks melted
  • 6 eggs - whole large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt - Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper - freshly ground
  • 3 Tbsps Lemon Juice - the juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne power
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar



  • In a glass bowl or measuring cup of sufficient size melt 2 sticks of butter in the microwave in 30 sec bursts until just melted.
  • Place 6 whole large eggs in the glass measuring cup with the melted butter.
  • Season with salt and freshly milled black pepper and then blend with a whisk or stick blender until combined.
  • Cook on high in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Immediately add the lemon juice, Tabasco, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce and white wine vinegar.
  • Whisk or blend again until smooth.
  • Microwave for another 30 seconds.
  • Whisk or blend again until smooth.
  • Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals and blending afterwards until the sauce thickens. Don't go too far. Stop as soon as the sauce will coat a spoon.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings
  • Serve


Nutrition Facts
Hollandaise Sauce Microwave Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 245mg82%
Sodium 542mg24%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1215IU24%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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