Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bearnaise Sauce

OMG!!!! I have never experienced such delicious heavenly bliss like drizzling bearnaise sauce on a steak or anything for that matter.  I think I could eat this by the spoonfuls, Oh wait I have.

Bearnaise sauce is something I have heard on several cooking shows and seen on menus but I had never experienced this luxurious sauce until a few days ago.

We grilled steaks and my Aunt Sadie said we have to make bearnaise! I said ok sounds good, what is it?

She went on to tell me the recipe and give detailed instructions on how to make it.  However, it wasn't until the steaks were done and we sat down to eat that I really started paying attention.

Like I mentioned OMG it is so good!!

So I am passing this recipe along from my Great Aunt Sadie Hudson via my Aunt Sadie Davidson.


2t Tarragon Vinegar
1T dried parsley
1t dried chives
dash cayenne
dash black pepper
2 egg yolks
1T Pinot Grigio
1 stick salted butter


Combine all ingredients except butter into blender or food processor.  Pulse a few times to combine.

Cook meat or whatever your serving the sauce with. ( Me it's either a spoon or cracker :)

When you are allowing meat to rest bring butter to a slow bubble in a small sauce pan.  Once hot turn off heat and turn on blender/food processor.  Slowly drizzle hot butter into the mixer and blend until mixture has emulsified.

Sauce will turn a beautiful yellow and thicken beautifully.

Last night I cooked bone in pork chops and finished them with bearnaise, yummy.  

Hope you enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. Off the subject.. Do you know the meaning of your name? I have a dear friend who is 91 years of age and she has wondered about the origin or meaning of her very unusual name. Thank you!