When I was younger my favorite breakfast was egg benedict (wait, it still is). Of course I could only get it at restaurants, which means I probably had it all of two times as a kid, but I remember always being intimidated by hollandaise sauce. It was so fancy, and so French. How could anyone possibly recreate that creamy, delicious sauce? My grandmother couldn’t, none of my friends’ moms ever made hollandaise. I was pretty sure you had to be a classically trained (probably French) chef to do it.

Turns out, it’s actually really easy. Especially if you have a food processor.

Lazy Girl’s Cayenne Hollandaise (cayenne because I’m obsessed with spicy food)

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp cayenne (or however much you like)
  • Himalayan salt


  1. Melt butter over medium heat, don’t let it burn.
  2. While the butter is melting, add 2 eggs yolks, lemon juice, cayenne and salt to a food processor.
  3. Once the butter in completely melted, slowly pour it in the food processor (while it’s on of course).
  4. Pour really slowly. You’ll notice it start to thicken and the sauce will form.
  5. That’s it. Dunzo.

The great part about this meal is that while I was making the hollandaise, I had salmon and asparagus roasting in the oven. I simply turned the oven to 400, and immediately added a piece of salmon and one bunch of asparagus. Let it cook for 15 minutes.

You have a whole meal ready in under 20 minutes.

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