Hollandaise Sauce from Jamie Oliver
It’s so delicate, so tasty. The classic recipe made with love and care by Jamie Oliver. Perfect poured over asparagus, lightly steamed fish or over Eggs Benedict this is a failsafe recipe for Classic Hollandaise Sauce.
And to keep it without the sauce splitting – pour into a thermos flask – that’s what Jamie does.
TIP: Keep the egg whites for a melt in the mouth meringues.
Prep/cooking time: 20 minutes
- 150g unsalted butter
- 2 large free-range egg yolks
- 1 dessert spoon white wine vinegar
- Get a saucepan and a heatproof mixing bowl that will sit stably over the pan. Half-fill the pan with water and bring to a simmer. Turn down the heat as low as it can go but still have the water simmering.
- Place the butter in a medium pan over a low heat, so it starts to melt but doesn’t burn. When the butter has melted, take it off the heat.
- Place the egg yolks in your heatproof mixing bowl, which you should then place over the pan of just-simmering water. It’s important that the saucepan is on a low heat, or the eggs will scramble.
- Using a balloon whisk, start to beat your eggs, then whisk in your white wine vinegar.
- Keep whisking, and then start adding the melted butter by slowly drizzling it in, whisking all the time, till all the butter has been incorporated. The result should be a lovely, smooth, thick sauce.
- Season carefully with sea salt and black pepper, and loosen if necessary with little squeezes of lemon juice. Keep tasting the sauce until the flavour is to your liking.