Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Handy recipe from "The Joy of Cooking". Much faster and more foolproof than handmade Hollandaise but paler and less flavorful. The recipe relies on the entire quantity of heated butter to cook the egg yolks so don't try to make a smaller batch.


  1. Place egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne and salt in a blender; heat butter until bubbling but do not brown.
  2. Cover blender container and turn on motor to high; blend for 3 seconds; with motor running, remove lid, and add butter slowly, in a steady stream, taking 30 seconds to pour the butter in.
  3. Serve immediately or keep sauce warm by placing blender container in warm water.
Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this. I used to make this a lot, then I misplaced my Joy of Cooking (recently found!) Very easy and tastes great, especially on asparagus or grilled salmon.

Clevergirl7 October 19, 2014

Great recipe! I only had bottled Lemon juice but it worked fine. Absolutly will use again.

dtdewrocksme July 30, 2008

extreamely simple buttery sauce . in the words of "rachael ray" yum-o! thanx

Roy B May 05, 2008