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Fix Broken Aioli, Hollandaise, Bernaise or Other Sauce

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“I am so glad to have a method to fix one of these if they break. It was in the April 2012 Bon Appetit. If the sauce is then and greasy instead of fluffy and creamy or if oil seeps from the sauce or pools on top - it is broken.”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • aioli, sauce (or hollandaise or Bearnaise broken)
  • 1 egg yolk (more if you have a large batch)


  1. Put egg yolk in a clean bowl.
  2. Whisk it then add the broken sauce drop by drop with continuing to whisk. If you don't have 3 hands or a way to hold the bowl still, you may want someone to help you.
  3. Whisk until the sauce is creamy and homogeneous.
  4. Thin as needed with a splash of water.

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