Brown Butter

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Brown Butter

Brown butter is known to be a flavoring for enhancing the taste of a variety of foods. Sometimes it is called Browned Butter. It iseasy to make by melting butter in a saucepan. When melting the butter, the milk solids begin to turn the color of brown. It has a nutty flavor. Caution, if the butter is browned for too long, it will have a scorched or burnt flavor. Brown Butter is often used as asauce or a flavoring. Brown butter is used to add flavor to eggs, meats, vegetables, fish, pasta, and many desserts. Different seasoning may be added to Brown Butter like parsley, lemon juice, or pepper.

Brown Butter will store easily in the fridge in an airtight. It will keep for a couple of weeks. Brown Butter may also be frozen. When Brown Butter is reheated, it should be heated over low heat only for melting. Over heating will cause the butter to burn. The perfect result of Brown Butter will yeild a very pretty caramel color. Burned Brown Butter will like like a cup of black coffee. This is an easy way to tell if you made Brown Butter correctly. Below I have a recipe on how to make Brown Butter. I hope that you will enjoy preparing and serving Brown Butter to your family, friends, and guests as much as I do.


1 pound (stick) of unsalted butter


1. Place the stick of butter in a cold saucepan or saute’ pan.

2. Set the stove top burner on a medium temperature.

3. Allow the butter to begin melting, take caution in not letting the butter burn. If the stove top burner is set to high the butter will burn.

4. After a few minutes, the butter will begin to bubble or foam. The butter begins to turn into a caramel color. It will have a nutty aroma.

5. When this happens, turn the stove top burner setting to low so that the butter will not burn.

6. Remove the butter from the heat and allow it cool for 10 minutes.

7. Strain the butter by pouring it through a cheesecloth into a heat proof bowl, container, or glass jar.

8. If the container is not airtight, the butter must be used immediately. Airtight container can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

9. Brown Butter is ready to serve and enjoy!

1. How to Brown Butter | Serious Eats
2. Basic Techniques: How to Brown Butter | The Kitchn

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