• Bearnaise sauce is not made like mayonnaise nor does it taste or look like mayonnaise.As far as I know bearnaise sauce that I've eaten does not contain wine,chervil,tarragon vinegar,or cayenne pepper,or not strained through a sieve.Don't know why? Just told when I was given this recipe,by a young french lady when we were stationed in the Air Force.All I know is the work is worth the taste afterward,atleast for me. shopping list

How to make it

  • Take a small pan,place 1 teaspoon grated green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon leaves,rubbed together,to release the flavor in the leaves
  • 2 drops of anise oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of vinegar
  • Heat on low until the vinegar is reduced about 1/3
  • Stir all the time.Remove from heat and coo alittle
  • Beat 5 egg yolk,will
  • Add them to the other mixture,gradually,stirring constantly and vigorously;
  • Place the pan back on the stove on very low ,gradually add about 6 oz of melted butter,stir well--Do not let the sauce come to more then just a simmer--Making sure when you add the melted butter it is warm and not hot
  • Stir until the butter until like heavy cream
  • The egg yolks cooking will make the sauce thicken
  • Remove the sauce from the stove just as it thickens well
  • Let it cool slightly
  • Serve it warm or cold--never hot--
  • I made my hamburger,just like I always do,Lettuce,Tomato,Dill pickle,slice red onion,Spread the hamburger bun pretty heavy with the sauce.--Not for everyone--but I liked it.

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    " It was excellent "
    kochhexe ate it and said...
    yes, that is the classic - but i did not know about the aniseed oil - wonder where i can get it. in order to make mine just a little bit 'tastier', i take clarified butter and heat it until it is 'almost' bronwed. when it is cooled down a bit, a add it, drop by drop, to the ready mixture. i do the same with my hollandaise sauce. gives it a 'hardier' flavour.
    yes, these freshly made sauces do taste so much better then the ones out of bottles, bags, boxes :-)
    thank you for posting - and reminding me to make this again when asparagus time arrives!
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