Recipe courtesy of Dan Latham

Sauce Bearnaise

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
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1 cup white wine vinegar

4 shallots, finely chopped

10 cracked peppercorns, or to taste

1/2 bunch fresh tarragon, washed, leaves removed

1/2 bunch fresh chervil, washed, leaves removed

3 large egg yolks

1 pound butter, cubed

Salt and pepper to taste


Fresh chervil, tarragon - chopped


  1. In a small saucepan over medium high heat bring white wine vinegar, shallots, peppercorns, tarragon, chervil to a boil and reduce by 9/10th, strain, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl over simmering water whisk egg yolks until light and fluffy. Stir in vinegar reduction. Add butter in cubes, whisking until thick.
  3. Taste sauce and season to taste.
  4. Garnish sauce with chopped chervil and tarragon
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