Shortcut Bearnaise Sauce

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Recipe by yooper

"Bearnaise" is a French sauce that's traditionally made with a tricky technique. This easy version is fool-proof, and is a snap to prepare. Serve with meat or fish, or drizzle over asparagus or broccoli.

Top Review by Amena

Sadly, this didn't turn out too great for me. I didn't have any parsley to hand so omitted it, the rest of the directions I followed to the letter. It still ended up tasting overwhelmingly of mayonnaise, albeit with the sweetness of tarragon and sharpness of vinegar. I think this recipe heavily depends on what sort of mayonnaise you use, or perhaps really needs the parsley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, tarragon, parsley and garlic powder.
  2. Simmer over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place mayonnaise in a small bowl and add the vinegar mixture, stir until smooth and creamy.

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