Ideal with poached eggs - eggs Benedict - or fish, steamed vegetables, like asparagus - this one also grilled - or broccoli, and with some chicken dishes.
- Place the eggs and lemon juice on the top pan of the double boiler and whisk until they are thick and foamy.
- Add the butter gradually, a little piece at a time, whisking continuously until the piece has been absorbed completely in the sauce. Stop when the sauce has the consistency of mayonnaise.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve straight away.
Use a double boiler - or set a pan on top of other containing simmering water. Be careful that the top pan does not touch the boiling water.