5 Alternative Takes on Hollandaise Sauce for Your Eggs Benedict

The next time you make eggs Benedict, get creative with your sauce approach.

Avocado Hollandaise
Luscious, rich and lemony hollandaise gets completely re-imagined here in a light, supremely creamy puree of avocado, lemon juice and olive oil. Photo: CHRISTINA HOLMES

Switching up how you make hollandaise sauce is a fun way to riff on this brunch staple. Here are five different ways to approach the classic sauce.

  1. Use red wine. For a heartier sauce (that's especially good with steak and eggs), reduce dry red wine and port instead of white wine.
  2. Make a cheese sauce. Even easier (and potentially tastier) than fussy hollandaise? A classic Mornay sauce made with Gruyère.
  3. Brown the butter with capers. Infusing the butter with capers and cooking it until it's nutty and browned gives the sauce a big flavor boost.
  4. Add morels. Make hollandaise even more decadent by adding earthy and delicious foraged mushrooms.
  5. Use avocado. Blending avocado with lemon juice and warm water creates a creamy sauce reminiscent of hollandaise.
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