No-Fail Microwave Hollandaise Sauce

"I have the worst luck with Hollandaise Sauce. Clumpy because I over cook it and the butter seperates or fear of under cooked egg yokes. I found this recipe and gave it a try. It is delicious! Tastes just like real sauce and so easy to make! Just make sure you do not cook for more than 1 minute total!"
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  • Put butter in a safe 4-cup measure. Microwave 20 sec. on high, until butter is soft but not melted. (This may take up to 60 seconds if the butter is cold from the fridge.).
  • In a small bowl, mix yolks and lemon juice.
  • Add mixture to softened butter. Let set for 1 minute.
  • Microwave on high, stopping to whisk every 15 sec.
  • The mixture WILL be lumpy for the first two whippings. Sauce is done when smooth and thick. Do not over work.

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  1. Jen T
    Fast & easy. I made as listed with just a little salt & freshly ground black pepper added to suit our taste with no problems. If it does separate just add a little boiling water & whisk it in and this should bring the mix back to creamy :) A keeper in my book.
  2. JoJo C.
    Immersion blender hollandaise is way easier and way faster. This recipe is not worth the time or ingredients. Not sure why all the reviews are so glowing. I followed the directions exactly and it did not turn out anything like a creamy, quality hollandaise. Just get a cheap immersion blender, mix an egg yolk, a teaspoon of water, and a teaspoon of lemon juice in a cup which barely fits the head of the blender. Melt butter until hot enough to cook the eggs, then slowly pour into immersion cup while blending. Makes perfect hollandaise EVERY time. Add to taste (or not at all): cayenne pepper, paprika, salt.
    I have successfully made Hollandaise the traditional way many times, but who would keep doing so after trying out this recipe? It takes 3mn, has never failed me (I have made it like 20 times!), tastes perfect (I do add a little salt and pepper), turns out smooth and satiny....I don't think I will ever make it the stovetop way again. Thank you for making my life easier. If you are reading the comments because you are unsure, doubt no longer and go get your microwave-safe bowl! :)
  4. rothiii
    Fast, easy and great instructions, but most of all: DELICIOUS! It's a hit! This will be my go-to Hollandaise!
  5. Hunkle
    OMG! Best Hollandaise Sauce recipe EVER! Soooo simple and easy and tastes great! No more double boilers!! This put the mushroom, asparagus strata I made for Sunday breakfast over the top! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.


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