For our new video feature, KK and I decided to start with that star of brunches everywhere hollandaise.

Hollandaise is an emulsion of eggs and butter, flavored with lemon.  Some recipes call for mustard and cayenne pepper as well, but Kristen’s recipe is pure lemon, eggs, butter and salt.

Kristen’s Hollandaise

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5-6 tablespoons of lemon juice or more
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

We used our sauce to make eggs benedict, but other common uses of hollandaise are fish, chicken and even steak.  Or just do shooters.

For you Mojeaux

L0b0t’s favorite sauce – béarnaise, is a variation of hollandaise. Substitute white wine and champagne vinegar for the lemon juice, and add finely chopped shallots and finely chopped fresh tarragon.