Super-easy variation on the French classic that goes great with chicken, seafood, vegetables (especially asparagus!) and of course, those sturdy pillars of Sunday brunch, Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine.
- Melt the butter in the microwave.
- In a medium saucepan, make a thin roux using half the butter and the flour.
- Whisk in the milk a little at a time until thick and smooth.
- Lowering heat to minimum, add the egg yolks and remaining butter, stirring constantly, being careful not to let the yolks curdle.
- Gradually add the lemon juice; finish with salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika.
- Optional: since we're already straying from the classic technique and ingredients, why not add a touch of saffron, which doesn't affect the flavor so much as the color, giving the sauce a gorgeous yellow hue.
Hollandaise made in the microwave has become a new staple for us - so easy and good!
really quick and easy to make! the lemon juice was a bit much for me but went well with the crabcakes. next time, i will cut back but only because it is a personal preference. thanks!
Super easy, quick and absolutely delicious! I used fresh eggs from the farmers' market, so the hollandaise was plenty yellow from those incredible yolks.