Bearnaise Sauce II

Bearnaise Sauce II

26 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    8 m
  • Cook

    2 m
  • Ready In

    10 m

“This deliciously creamy herb sauce is so simple to make using a microwave, but if you do not have one, place your bowl over a pan of simmering water to heat it gently. Excellent German recipe for Bernaise sauce. Great on steaks, chicken, vegetables and fish.”

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Original recipe yields 0.5 cup



  1. Place butter in a medium glass bowl, and melt in the microwave, about 30 seconds on High. Whisk in the onion, white wine vinegar, egg yolks, heavy cream and lemon juice. Season with tarragon, parsley, salt, mustard powder and cayenne pepper; mix well.
  2. Return to the microwave, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, or until thickened, stirring until smooth every 20 to 30 seconds.

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This a VERY good and extremely easy recipe. It's pretty difficult to mess it up if you follow the recipe. I run the onion, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, egg yolks, and all the spices through my food processor before adding them to the hot butter. Add the cream at the same time. One and a half minutes in the microwave on high is perfect. VERY IMPORTANT - WHIP IT EVERY 30 SECONDS! This will keep it smooth and very creamy. Otherwise the eggs will set and it will be lumpy. If you want it thinner, whip in a small amount of COLD water. I have never had anything but raves for this recipe. Enjoy!



Worked well, I tripled the recipe. My one criticism is that I think there is a bit too much vinegar in the recipe and next time I will cut that part down a bit.



This is the third time I've tried to make Bearnaise sauce from scratch, the second time in the microwave. Although this turned out the best, it still wasn't very good. It looked terrible. It was lumpy from the egg cooking. Taste was ok. However, I don't think I'll make it again, the little packets at the grocery stores you mix with butter and milk are so much better.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 158 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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