hol·​lan·​daise | \ ˌhä-lən-ˈdāz How to pronounce hollandaise (audio) \

Definition of hollandaise

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

Examples of hollandaise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greg: To cook French cuisine, there are these guidelines and specificities about how to make a béchamel or a hollandaise. Andrea Cooper, Bon Appétit, 21 Oct. 2021 In restaurants, asparagus is boiled or steamed and served with hollandaise sauce, melted butter or olive oil. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 The two longtime chefs are still coming up with most of the dishes, but don’t expect eggs Benedict drenched in hollandaise sauce or bottomless mimosas. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Oct. 2021 Choose between pork tenderloin embellished with a shallot sauce and accompanied by hand cut fries or salmon and fresh spinach wellington with lemon hollandaise for your main course. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2021 Nanos said the golf course activities led into a meal of beef Wellington, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, shrimp cocktail, a skewer with green olives and sharp cheddar as 130 diners listened to band music of the era. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, 17 Aug. 2021 The topper — a suggestion of hollandaise sprinkled with espelette pepper — also adds smoky richness to the dish, which uses eggs gathered nearby just hours earlier. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 Move on to either the salmon and spinach Wellington with lemon hollandaise or a version of steak frites featuring a New York strip with green peppercorn sauce and hand cut fries. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 Top with a poached egg and drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of hollandaise was in 1907

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“Hollandaise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hollandaise. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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