Light Hollandaise Sauce
Cuisine: French
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
If you're anything like me, you LOVE hollandaise sauce, but you DON'T love all the calories and saturated fat. This recipe gives you a better option. It's lightened up, and best of all, it's all-natural!
  • 2 egg yolks from free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • ¼ C water
  • ¼ C sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ C fresh chives
  1. In an uncoated pan, melt 1 Tbsp of butter while continuously beating together with 2 tsp of olive oil and two egg yolks. You'll end up with a thick, yellow sauce. To do this I borrowed a tiny whisk from my son's kitchen toy set and it work perfectly. I'm pretty sure they sell them at kitchen supply stores for adult use too...
  2. Beat in your lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. ´┐╝Add ¼ cup of water to the pan and bring to a gentle simmer while continuously beating. Once you have reached a simmer, remove your sauce from the heat.
  4. Once the sauce has stopped simmering, whisk ¼ C sour cream into your mixture until evenly combined and there are no lumps.
  5. Garnish your Light Hollandaise Sauce with chives and you're ready to serve.
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