One morning last winter I decided to get up and make myself some hollandaise sauce. I’m sure my plan was to just eat it all alone in one sitting. Anyway, it curdled in the double boiler I had rigged up so I tried again in the same pot, even though the pot I was using was the problem. Lo and behold, my second batch curdled right before my eyes. I ended up crying about it in the bathtub, you know, like you do. The point is, if you have fragile feefees and love hollandaise like I do, the blender-method (below) is a life saver. There is literally no way to fuck it up and it takes all of 5 minutes to make.
serves 2, or 1 if you’re trying to drown your feelings in butter
2 egg yolks
1 tsp-1 tbs lemon juice
pinch of salt
4 tbs butter
pinch of lemon zest (optional)
Blend yolks, salt, as much lemon juice as you’re into in blender for 5 seconds.
Microwave butter until it’s completely melted & bubbly.
Pour bubbling hot butter in thin stream into blender mixture as it’s blending on low.