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  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 c. boiling water
  • 1 1/2 Tb. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • paprika


  • Melt butter in top of double boiler; gradually add beaten eggs yolks, stirring thoroughly. Gradually add boiling water, stirring and lower heat so that water is lower part of double boiler simmers gently; it is important that it does not touch top of double boiler and that is does not boil. Continue stirring 'til sauce thickens.
  • Remove double boiler from heat; slowly stir in lemon juice. Add salt and serve immediately; or hold over hot water for as bried a time as possible before servings. Add a dash of paprika for color.

Categories: Savory Sauce  Topping 

Author Credit: Farm Journal America's Best Veg.

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