Egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice combine to make this age old sauce from France. It's creamy, slightly tangy, always delicious and goes great over eggs, fish, steamed veggies or meats. Be careful, keep the heat low so that the egg yolks don't curdle, and whisk constantly.
It was lovely. The family loved it. I used it over some vegetables and meat. - 22 Dec 2017
Easier than I thought it would be, and a great treat on my low carb diet! I don't own a double boiler, so I just simmered a pan of water and rested a metal bowl on top. The key is to put the yolk mixture in BEFORE the metal bowl heats, so that it warms slowly ... just like Avery said. - 12 May 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was an amazing recipe, the flavor was great. I did cut down on the lemon juice and used only 3 tablespoons. I will cut down a little more next time as I only like it a little tangy. I eliminated the salt altogether, really it isn't necessary since the butter is salty. I also used margarine as opposed to butter and it still came out wonderful. If you're like me and don't like your sauce with a strong lemony flavor, omit it until the end and just add to your taste. - 01 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)