hol·​lan·​daise ˌhä-lən-ˈdāz How to pronounce hollandaise (audio)
: a rich sauce made basically of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some fun blender uses include making an easy hollandaise sauce — that’s something a good processor can’t do! Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2023 Pour hollandaise sauce into a small bowl; cover, and set aside. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2023 No eggs Benedict dish is complete without a hollandaise sauce, and this classic brunch component is one of our favorite ways to employ leftover egg yolks. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2022 The family-friendly restaurant has a casual atmosphere and boasts a range of tasty options, including its Nashville hot chicken benedict served with cayenne citrus hollandaise, pickled onion, maple syrup and a choice of grits or potatoes. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 8 Apr. 2023 These outstanding Benedicts skip the customary English muffin to showcase just crisp crabcake, egg, and hollandaise. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, 17 Dec. 2022 Swap the tangy, buttery béarnaise for Strip House’s signature black truffle hollandaise, and the 8-oz, center-cut, USDA Prime filet mignon seasoned liberally with the chef’s salt-and-pepper blend and then broiled to perfection creating the signature Strip House crust, reaches new heights. Stacey Lastoe, Robb Report, 4 Nov. 2021 The prix fixe brunch, at $85 per person, includes dishes like eggs Benedict on an English muffin with lemon chive hollandaise sauce and lemon babka French toast. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Mar. 2023 The dish features a jammy egg doused with hollandaise (egg number two) and garnished with both trout roe (number three) and tobiko (number four). Elazar Sontag, Bon Appétit, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


French sauce hollandaise, literally, Dutch sauce

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 4 Jun. 2023.

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