Sauce & Pickle Recipes > BĂ©arnaise Sauce

How to make BĂ©arnaise sauce (for grilled steaks):
This is one of the classic sauces. It is basically a white sauce thinned and rendered more savory by the addition of the vinegar and shallots. It really is a fantastic accompaniment to steak.


2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon cream
3 tablespoons chopped shallots or mild onions
1 dessertspoon tarragon vinegar
1 gill malt vinegar
1 gill white sauce
salt and pepper
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- Put the malt vinegar into a saucepan.
- Begin to heat.
- Add the shallots to the malt vinegar and bring to the boil.
- Cool and strain.
- Stir the vinegar into the white sauce and then bring to the boil.
- Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks.
- Season to taste.
- Add the tarragon vinegar and cream just before serving.