poached eggs & hollandaise so easy that even stoops can do it
July 8, 2019 9:21 PM - ilovestoops
I'd tried to poach eggs directly in water a few times, using a few different techniques, and never could get them right. Found this the other day and it's amazing - even I can make it work:


Also, have only been able to do hollandaise successfully about half the time. This is amazing and traditional chefs won't believe it but even I made it work. Used a small heavy pot directly on the heat and stirred for over 10 minutes. Used combination of fresh lemon and lime juice and a little less butter. It was a little too thick but didn't bother thinning it. It can be kept in frige and warmed the next day.


Here's a pic of my poached egg and the hollandaise. I saw a Julia/Pepin video where she says english muffin too hard to cut so she cut a circle out of regular bread. I used a toasted brioche roll and it was great. Forgot to take pic sooner so messy plate. For the other egg, I used the "pod" method and cooked it a little too long, but this egg was perfectly runny.
Edited by ilovestoops at July 8, 2019 9:23 PM

July 8, 2019 9:58 PM - dibs
Ina has a method where she makes "foolproof" hollandaise in a blender but I've never tried it.

July 8, 2019 10:19 PM - Deleted
I learned the hard way that hollandaise made with the McCormick’s packet is not very good
July 8, 2019 10:39 PM - dibs
The Knorr pack was slightly better but that was 35 years ago when I used that.
July 9, 2019 7:18 AM - DeadCatBounce
Thanks Stoops.
I like poached eggs. I make them in a frying pan with 1/4” of water and they usually come out OK, but your method looks even better.
I like Hollandaise too, but am afraid it will turn me into a round ball of blubber.
July 9, 2019 10:04 AM - MontroseMorris
I'm going to have to try both. Have never been too good at poached eggs.
July 9, 2019 6:36 PM - ilovestoops
I don't have a blender or elec food processor so couldn't try those, but I really like the way I was able to do them.

Never heard of packets of hollandaise and may have tried it if I had, but not now that I've learned this method.

Also, try it on a roll instead of english muffin. I've had EB on biscuits and don't like it that way, but it was great on a roll.