Menu Ideas

7 Reasons It's Better with (Brown) Butter

By • October 18, 2013 • 2 Comments

Everyone knows that butter is pretty much the world’s perfect food.  Butter makes everything better: Cakes are more tender, sauces become richer, meat seems juicier, the sky is bluer....

There is more to butter, however, than that familiar yellow block we all know and love. Brown butter (or beurre noisette if you are feeling fancy) deserves a place in every cook’s repertoire, especially during fall and winter.  With its nutty aroma and flavor, brown butter adds complexity to pretty much any dish, from vegetables to dessert. All you need is a good pan and a few minutes at the stove. Think outside the one-pound box of butter in your fridge with these delicious recipes, and enjoy butter -- all grown up. 

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Caramel Rice Pudding with Brown Butter Creme Fraiche by Merrill Stubbs

Caramel Rice Pudding

 

Brown Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Arugula and Bacon by emilyc

Brown Butter Sweet Potatoes

 

Weeknight Pasta with Caramelized Cabbage, Sage-Infused Brown Butter and Walnuts by cookinginvictoria

Pasta with Caramelized Cabbage

 

Paule Caillet's Brown Butter Tart Crust by Genius Recipes

Brown Butter Tart Crust

 

Walnut Sage Scones with Brown Butter Maple Glaze by MGrace

Walnut Sage Scones

 

Brown Butter Candy Apple Clafoutis by Amanda Hesser

Apple Clafoutis

 

Brown Butter Spiced Ale by sdebrango

Spiced Ale

 

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9 months ago Ellie@Fit for the Soul

Droooooling here almost literally! I've been sooo so curious about brown butter but never made time to cook with it, and I don't think I've tried it at a restaurant either. But after this post I'm looking forward to my first brown butter experience. :) Ps: Never thought about adding that to savory dishes since it seems much more common in desserts.

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9 months ago mungo

Ha! I was just thinking today that the best way to rev up my yeasted waffle recipe would be to brown the butter first.