Tips for making Hollandaise Sauce

I made eggs benedict for lunch.  Somehow, mornings are too rushed, but I only had to work until noon today in my part time job.  Now I was ready to use up those two extra egg yolks I had left over from making marble cake.  I’ve had trouble making the sauce before and had to add an extra egg yolk to make it thick enough.  Now I have developed the perfect system.  I put water to boil in my double boiler. To the top I added two tablespoons of lemon juice (bottled is okay), 2 egg yolks and half a stick of cold margarine cut in half.  Then I kept stirring until the margarine melted. This cooks the egg yolks slowly.  The time I cut up the margarine in little pieces to melt faster, the sauce didn’t turn out right.  This time the margarine melted slowly, but the sauce was still thin after the margarine melted.  However, I kept stirring, and soon it became nice and thick.  I served it over half slices of ham, half slices of cheese on English muffin halves topped with poached eggs.  My husband ate the first one and said it was delicious.  Then he had the nerve to put ketchup on the second one. I told him that was sacriligeous, but wasn’t surprised as that’s the way he eats scrambled eggs.

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About carolynrae1

Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson) - Her passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. She has several books published. Her latest is Just the Two of Us in the Barefoot Bay Kindle World. She has also written a Witness Protection Series, which includes Hiding from Love, Protected by Love, and Tempted by Love. She wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics and has a master's degree in home economics. Whenever she tastes a delicious high calorie dish, she goes home to make a more healthy, but still tasty version. Her profile, travel, and cooking articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer's Report.
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