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Béarnaise Sauce

Béarnaise Sauce

This basic Béarnaise sauce is excellent for spooning over meat, fish or eggs.

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10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time


3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into 3 equal pieces

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only), well beaten

1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley  

1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon  

1 teaspoon chopped fresh chervil  


 *Substitute 1/4 teaspoon each dried herb.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place 1 piece butter, egg yolks and lemon juice in top of double boiler. Cook over gently boiling water, beating with whisk constantly, 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted. Add second piece butter; continue cooking and beating 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add remaining butter; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened and butter is melted.

  2. STEP 2

    Remove from heat; stir in all remaining ingredients.

Tip #1

If mixture curdles, add 1 1/2 tablespoons boiling water, beating constantly, until smooth.

Nutrition (2 tablespoons)

180 Calories
19 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
140 Sodium (mg)
0 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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