Make this Father’s day extra special! Dad will be delighted to wake up to breakfast in bed or a late Sunday brunch when the menu includes Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce!! You heard hollandaise sauce is difficult and thinking it is above your home cooking skill level? Put your mind at ease with my Classic Hollandaise Sauce recipe below! I included a few tricks and cooking techniques with instructions so your dad will think you hired a professional chef!
Did you know Hollandaise Sauce, a classic French sauce, is considered ‘One of the 5 Mother Sauces’ in cooking? Classic Hollandaise sauce makes use of emulsification, meaning products usually not mixable are able to be blended utilizing an emulsifier such as oil with a protein. Mayo or Aioli is the results of emulsion!
For best results preparing the perfect Hollandaise Sauce, consider a few Professional Chef Tricks:
- Get the Egg Yolk and Butter to the same temperature.
- Use a Double Boiler over gentle heat to avoid making scrambled eggs when the heat is too high
- Whisking in Figure Eight allows for whisking in maximum air into mixture
|Hollandaise Sauce by Chef Christian Jorgensen
CJ’s Deli & Diner in The Kaanapali Fairway Shops
|Serves 2-4, depending on you! Super Easy, Simple and Many Uses for my Classic Hollandaise Sauce Recipe!|
|Classic Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients|
|4 Pasteurized Egg Yolks
1 tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon White Vinegar
1 tablespoon Water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
|1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick) in Microwave 1.5 minutes
Pinch Cayenne Pepper or Paprika
Pinch White Pepper
Double Boiler (Sauce Pot with mixing bowl on top)
Microwave or melt butter on the stove
Sauce Pot for reducing liquid
|Eggs Benedict Ingredients
2 Each Crab Cakes, Bacon, Ham or Spinach Tomatoes or Asparagus
2 English Muffins, Split
1/4 Cup White Vinegar (Poaching Water)
Paprika Sprinkle for garnish
Popular Classic Sauce variations using my Classic Hollandaise Sauce recipe:
- Béarnaise Sauce – Add fresh tarragon to the reduction
- Mornay – Add Whipped Cream, Gruyere and Parmesan Cheese
- Charon – Add Tomato Paste
- As Topping for Gratinated dishes, including Oyster Rockefeller and Baked Sole
If you try my classic hollandaise sauce recipe or a variation, please be sure to share your questions and story in the comments section below. Your questions are welcome. If you are visiting and don’t feel like cooking for dad, treat your dad to brunch at my Maui restaurant in the Kaanapali resort. Thats right, the hollandaise sauce served daily on our eggs benedict at CJ’s Deli & Diner Kaanapali restaurant is homemade!
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