Simple Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

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Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Egg yolks3
 Fresh lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Cayenne pepper1 Pinch
 Unsalted butter/Corn oil /margarine6 Tablespoon, melted
 Egg whites3
 Cream of tartar1⁄8 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 841 Calories from Fat 751

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 85 g131.1%

Saturated Fat 50.5 g252.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 748.8 mg

Sodium 176.7 mg7.4%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g1.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.3 g1.2%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 18 g35.2%

Vitamin A 63.6% Vitamin C 23.8%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 7.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a blender, put the egg yolks, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
2) Cover the blender and blend at high speed for 2 to 3 seconds.
3) Reduce the speed to medium and blend for another 2 to 3 seconds.
4) Remove the lid and slowly pour in the butter or margarine in a very thin stream.
5) If the sauce is not to be used immediately, then set the blender container into a pan of lukewarm water so that the sauce does not separate.
6) Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar and beat until stiff but not dry.
7) Fold the egg whites into the sauce until it is a smooth but still a very light mixture.
8) This sauce is often paired with vegetables such as steamed asparagus.

Adding the egg whites to the sauce lightens it and doubles the amount, so that there are fewer calories per serving.