Shortcut Bearnaise Sauce

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins

"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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Amena February 18, 2010

Thank you yooper for this tip. I have made this tonight -easy - tasty and compliments. What more can you ask? I'm a bit of a foody and was sceptical but I am throwing the jar out and my hubby said it was one of the best meals he has tasted. I did a chateaubriand ( easy) and garlic potatoes ( also on recipezaar). This sauce topped it. Thanks again. Sheila ( English amateur cook )

ssinspain February 13, 2010

This is delicious!! I was planning to make French Tart's Bastille Burger - bernaise,blue cheese, and red onion Burgers.# 240455 .. I ran to town for blue cheese and bernaise sauce, but bought Hollandaise by accident! I certainly was not going back again! Recipezaar to the rescue!! Thank you Yooper, for posting such a easy tasty recipe!

Marmie's September 28, 2009

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