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Bearnaise Sauce

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Ingredients
  Tarragon vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped green onion/Shallot 1 Teaspoon
  Whole peppercorns 4 , crushed
  Bouquet garni 1
  Cold water 1 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Salt To Taste
  Snipped fresh tarragon leaves 1 Teaspoon (Or Minced)
  Dried tarragon leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
Directions

MAKING
1. In small saucepan simmer combining tarragon vinegar, finely chopped shallot or green onion, crushed peppercorns and Bouquet Garni* till liquid is reduced to half.
2. Strain through cheese cloth and add cold water to herb liquid.
3. in top of double boiler where top is not over the water beat egg yolks and slowly add strained herb liquid.
4. Cook adding and stirring a few tablespoons of the butter or margarine to egg yolks and place over hot water which is not boiling till butter melts and the sauce starts to thicken.
5. Add butter, a tablespoon at a time, stirring till all the butter has been used and the sauce is smooth with consistency of thick cream and remove from heat.

SERVING
6. Add salt to taste then add tarragon and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Sauce
Ingredient: 
Tarragon
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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