hol·​lan·​daise | \ˌhä-lən-ˈdāz \

Definition of hollandaise 

: a rich sauce made basically of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar

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The eggs were ideally cooked, the hollandaise sauce fresh and velvety, the Canadian bacon ham-like in thickness and character. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "David Cordish's new restaurant a good bet 24/7 at Live Hotel," 12 July 2018 Leftover butter strained of cigarette ash and used for hollandaise. The Economist, "Anthony Bourdain committed suicide on June 8th," 16 June 2018 The idea of rooting for anybody but America is like slathering hollandaise sauce on a hot dog. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Why American Soccer Fans Should Root for... Russia?," 12 June 2018 And the menu includes vegetarian dishes, like a fried green tomato option for eggs Benedict, with jalapeño hollandaise and quinoa hash browns ($12). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crazy Water, Snifters restaurants add brunch in Walker's Point in Milwaukee," 8 June 2018 Use your head and not your hollandaise-heavy heart. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Read This Before Calling the Police: For Wypipo Who Have Considered Cops When Privilege Wasn’t Enough," 17 May 2018 Bombay Benedict, with toasted brioche, pickled hollandaise, poached eggs and veg masala bhaji, from Pondicheri in the NoMad neighborhood. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Breakfast Lasagna Benedict? New York Chefs Offer Fresh Takes on Classic Egg Dish," 10 May 2018 Serrano ham and chipotle-hollandaise go on huevos benedictos. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best brunch spots in Indianapolis right now," 26 Mar. 2018 Menu includes stuffed French toast with bourbon bananas Foster; crab cake Benedict with poached eggs and tomato hollandaise; steak and eggs with potatoes; and cinnamon roll bread pudding for dessert. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Treat your family to Easter brunch in Louisville at these restaurants," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hollandaise

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hollandaise

French sauce hollandaise, literally, Dutch sauce

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English Language Learners Definition of hollandaise

: a rich sauce made of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar

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