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Hollandaise Sauce – COLLECTION

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BASE: Champagne vinegar, white wine, egg yolks, butter

Mix and reduce down to 2 TBL in liquid volume
– 1/2 cup each vinegar and wine
– Add 2 tsp black cracked peppercorns
– 1/4 C shallots – finely minced
– 1/2 TBL tarragon leaves – finely chopped

Mix 3 egg yolks, 2 TBL hot water
Mix in double boiler
Stir continually
Salt, pepper
Start incorporating cold butter chips
. 1/2 LB (2 sticks)
Be careful NOT to cook the egg yolks . Don’t let it get too hot

When all butter is in add 1 tsp chopped chervil and 1 TBL chopped tarragon

Strain vinegar mixture into egg sauce

Serve over grilled steak, fish or vegetables

Tartar Sauce

1/3 c salad dressing / mayo
1 TBL Finely chopped shallots
3 TBL Finely chopped dill pickles
2 TBL rough chopped rinsed capers
Salt, pepper, 1/2 lemon juice

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Simple: jar of horseradish and ketchup

Better: peel 1/2 cup fresh horseradish root
Dampen with white wine vinegar
Add to 3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 lemon, salt, 1/4 tsp sugar
Tabasco or Franks to taste


1/3 c sifted Flour, 2 tbl butter
Cook in sauce pan till barelt browned
4 c chicken stock while whisking vigerously
Season with lemon juice, pepper, salt
Spoon over chicken


Thicken Velouté with egg yolk and heavy cream


Thicken Velouté with cream and mushrooms

Consistency of gravy

Mornaise Sauce

Similar to Hollandaise Sauce
-Topping for baked fish or egg


  • 1/4 C butter (melted)
  • 1/4 C flour, all-purpose (sifted)
  • 2 C milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 each egg yolks (separated)
  • 1 TBL heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 C Swiss cheese (grated)


  1. In microwave melt butter
  2. Add sifted flour slowly, stirring constantly
  3. Stir (don’t beat) until smooth, 1 more minute
  4. Gradually add milk into mixture
  5. Heat in microwave until VERY warm to the touch, but not hot.
  6. Beat egg yolks
  7. Add whipping cream to egg yolks and beat to combine
  8. TEMPER 3 TBL hot mixture into the eggs, WHISKING between each TBL.
  9. Slowly add egg mixture into flour mixture mixing continually
  10. Add cheese and stir until softened or melted
  11. Add back in microwave for three bursts of 10 seconds each, stirring in between each burst


  • Sauce should be smooth. It is critical that you have no lumps. If you do, strain the sauce discarding the lumps.
  • Also sauce should not be too thick or heavy.
  • Can be used as an alternative to Hollandaise Sauce for eggs.
  • Prepare with the exact same layers as Hollandaise eggs.
  • Mornaise should cover the poached egg completely.
  • Optionally garnish with a bit of paprika.


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