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golden yellow classic hollandaise sauce over poached egg and english muffin
4.09 from 12 votes

1 Minute Classic Hollandaise Sauce

This fool proof method makes a rich creamy buttery classic Hollandaise sauce in 1 minute after you melt the butter. Use it on eggs Benedict, salmon, or your favorite veggies!

Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Keyword eggs, sauce
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 216 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 8 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Melt butter and heat to 220F. If you don't have a thermometer, heat butter until it boils but doesn't brown.

  2. Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, water, salt and cayenne pepper.

  3. In a very slow stream, drizzle the hot butter into the egg mixture while blending on high in a blender or with an immersion blender until desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

What to do if your hollandaise sauce breaks:

  1. Whisk in 1 -2 teaspoons of cold water.  Or...
  2. Whisk another egg yolk separately, then whisk in the broken sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 Minute Classic Hollandaise Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 348mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.