How long will hollandaise sauce keep?

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by stevebell, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. I am going to be cooking for a friends dirty thirty birthday party and want to make a breakfast fatty with hollandaise sause  and would like to make it ahead of time.  Party is Friday night arrive at condo Saturday dinner would like to do a breakfest fatty or two for folks.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have never had any luck with making the sauce any longer than an hour ahead of time. I went to the CIA in San Francisco and had an experience with the chef telling me to make it 2 hours in advance and I told her it would break if I did that and she told me to do it anyway. Guess what - it broke waiting to be served.  Make the sauce fresh and you will have a winner
  3. Thanks Scar.  Maybe I will smoke the fatties thursday after work and just reheat them sSaturday morning and make the eggs and Hollandaise sauce.  My WSM is good and I dont''have to watch it too much but think I will be maxxed out on space with a pork butt and packer brisket for the dinner.  Will have to mock it all up when I pick up the rest of the meat Thursday night.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don't forget the Q-view!
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Have to agree w/ scar . hollandaise should be made as close as possible to serving time.

     If you want it for a fatty just make the fatty sans sauce, then whip up the sauce and serve over slices of the fatty.
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It doesn't refrigerate well, At all. A thermos might buy you a couple hours, but if you're talking the day before or longer, you're going to have to make some concessions. Since this is a post party breakfast, you're likely not going to feel like making hollandaise. If you're of a mind to cheat a little, Knorr makes a really decent Hollandaise in an envelope. It's not fresh, but hey, no one's gonna know, or likely care. The fatty is the star of the show anyway.

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