Bearnaise Sauce

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Serves 8 servings
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If you think Bearnaise is hard to make, you will think that no longer! This goes perfect with steaks of any kind.

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  • 1/4 Cup
    white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup
    white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons
    minced shallots
  • 3 Tablespoons
    chopped fresh tarragon leaves, divided
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 3
    large egg yolks
  • 1/2 Pound
    (2 sticks) unsalted butter


  1. Put the vinegar, white wine, shallots, 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is reduced to a few tablespoons. Cool slightly.

  2. Place the cooled mixture with the egg yolks and 1 teaspoon salt in the jar of a blender and blend for 30 seconds. With blender on, slowly pour the hot butter through the opening in the lid. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of tarragon leaves and blend only for a second. If the sauce is too thick, add a tablespoon of white wine to thin. Keep at room temperature until serving.

  3. Note: To make the sauce in advance, prepare an hour before serving and allow it to sit in the blender. Before serving, add 1 tablespoon of the hottest tap water and blend for a few seconds.