Intro: If you’re looking for Easter brunch ideas that are delish, kind of a luxury and liked by most everyone, you can’t go wrong with eggs Benedict and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. It’s one of those great egg recipes that belongs on most brunch tables, because it’s so versatile.
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About That Recipe for the Hollandaise Sauce…
To me, it’s the hollandaise sauce recipe that makes eggs Benedict one of my go-to dishes when I’m in a restaurant and can’t decide what else to eat.
Growing up in a restaurant family and in diners, I constantly came into contact with great egg recipes. This is saying something, because many kids don’t like eggs. At least in my experience.
Even at home when my mom was away, and I cooked for my Dad as a teen, I usually picked some delicious egg recipe — usually, omelets or fried egg sandwiches. I wasn’t brave enough to dry eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce. Forget about the steamed asparagus. Those dishes came later.
What is Hollandaise Sauce Anyway?
A hollandaise recipe on top of eggs Benedict is like serving eggs with eggs. It’s an egg-based sauce with lemon juice, melted butter and spices mixed in. Some variations exist on the simple recipe for hollandaise sauce, but that’s pretty much it.
How to Make Hollandaise Sauce for Eggs Benedict or Steamed Asparagus
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Ground white pepper to taste
- Garlic powder to taste
- 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 c. melted butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Set your double-boiler to boiling with water on the bottom. No water should reach the top pan.
- Once the water boils turn it down to a simmer.
- Whisk your egg yolks, white pepper, garlic powder, water and Worcestershire sauce together in the top boiler.
- Gradually, add in the melted butter to the mixture a few tablespoons at a time until it blends well. You should whisk the egg yolk mixture for the hollandaise recipe constantly.
- Do this until all the butter becomes part of the sauce.
- Add in the salt, whisking it in until it blends in.
- Keep the simple hollandaise sauce recipe warm by putting a lid on it until you’re ready to make your eggs Benedict or steamed asparagus with hollandaise.
Tips for Making the Most of This Simple Hollandaise Sauce Recipe:
- Learn how to steam asparagus by watching the video that accompanies this article.
- Pour some of the hollandaise sauce onto your plates and top it with asparagus. Drizzle more of the hollandaise sauce over the top of the veggies.
- Serve this on top of your favorite eggs Benedict recipe.
- Click here to be taken to instructions for making eggs Benedict.