Simple Bearnaise Sauce Recipe


Cooking Time4 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Wine vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Egg yolks4
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Parsley flakes1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 629 Calories from Fat 546

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g95.1%

Saturated Fat 34.6 g173.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 861.3 mg

Sodium 61.6 mg2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 12 g23.1%

Vitamin A 55.6% Vitamin C 15.4%

Calcium 17.5% Iron 37.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a small (2 cup or 1 quart) microwaveable casserole, bowl or measure, combine the onion and vinegar.
2. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes until the onion is limp and vinegar had reduced.
3. Add the egg yolks, whisking with a fork to blend well and prevent them from becoming lumpy.
4. Return to the microwave and cook sauce for another 1 minute, stirring after 1/2 a minute, until the sauce is thick.
5. Stir in the butter and cook another 1 minute, stirring once, until sauce is bubbly.
6. Strain the sauce through a fine meshed strainer to get a velvety smooth consistency.
7. Stir in the parsley.

6. Serve this sauce warm with fish, shell fish cocktails or souffles if you like or use as a dipping sauce.