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You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.

Classic Bernaise Sauce Recipe

My bernaise sauce recipe: a creamy tarragon and butter sauce!

Course Sauce
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 442 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • cup dry white wine (80 ml)
  • cup white wine vinegar (80 ml), or red wine vinegar
  • 
a good handful fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1 large shallot chopped very finely
  • 3,5 oz unsalted butter (100 g), cold and diced
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1) Place a medium saucepan with the chopped shallot, white wine and vinegar over medium heat until it boils gently. Season with pepper and salt.

  2. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  3. 2) Let the liquid reduce fully. Then take the pan off the heat and let the cooked shallots cool for 5 minutes. Put the saucepan back over very low heat and then add the egg yolk.

  4. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  5. 3) Whisk vigorously to keep the yolk from scrambling. Keep the pan over very low heat and keep on whisking until the yolk sauce gets a sabayon like consistency.

  6. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  7. 4) One by one add small pieces of the cold butter to the pan and continuously move the butter around on a fork until it has fully melted. Then add another bit of butter. Keep the heat very low.

  8. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  9. 5) Keep stirring in bits of butter. The bernaise sauce takes a while to come together. It needs to be done carefully so don't hurry. Add as much butter as you want. The sauce should have slightly thickened but still be light and creamy.

  10. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  11. 6) Stir constantly. Then check the seasoning in the end and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Add the chopped tarragon. Now turn the heat off and let the bernaise sauce rest for another 2 minutes.

  12. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.
  13. 7) Transfer the bernaise sauce to a jug and serve with freshly cooked steaks.

  14. You'll love this bernaise sauce recipe: homemade creamy tarragon and butter sauce for your next steak dinner!! Bearnaise, a French classic.