melted butter.

I just accidentally melted 5 sticks of butter. What would you do with it?

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PazzoNico April 27, 2015
keyword: Paula Deen recipes. But you may need a couple more sticks... :D
 
PieceOfLayerCake April 27, 2015
I would definitely clarify it. Its so useful in so many situations!
 
PieceOfLayerCake April 27, 2015
I would definitely clarify it. Its so useful in so many situations!
 
creamtea April 27, 2015
All of the above, plus ramp butter.
 
Susan W. April 27, 2015
Ramp butter...yum!! Tell me more. Didn't I get that garlic, honey, soy glazed chicken recipe from you? It's been in my regular rotation ever since I tried it.
 
Stephanie April 27, 2015
Infused butter! Before dividing them, wrapping, and letting them congeal again (isn't congeal just such a great word?!) as Chef June suggests, toss in herbs and spices. Specifically, I'd suggest herbes de provence, a seasoning salt blend, cinnamon butter (to be used for all sorts of delicious breakfast or dessert recipes)...and so on and so forth.
 
QueenSashy April 27, 2015
You can make a lot of cookie dough and then freeze some for later.
 
ChefJune April 27, 2015
Depends upon what you'd LIKE to do, and what you have time for. I'd probably measure out 4 ounces and go ahead on and make something that takes a whole pound... like my Coconut Pound Cake. Conversely, you could divide the whole liquidy mess into 4-ounce cups and let them congeal again, then wrap and refrigerate until you need them for something.
That gnocchi sounds good....
 
keg72 April 27, 2015
I'd have fun with it -- and make a few different things. I'd make some ricotta gnocchi and make a brown butter and sage sauce to go along with it. I love this: https://food52.com/recipes/34761-ricotta-gnocchi-with-browned-butter. (Or just heat up some ravioli if you don't feel like making gnocchi.) I'd search in the desserts section of my recipe app (Paprika) for "melted butter" (or "butter, melted") and make a dessert to follow the gnocchi. Finally, save a bit of the butter and pop yourself a big bowl of popcorn, drizzling it with the remaining melted butter, and plop on the couch and watch a movie.
 
Droplet April 27, 2015
I would consider it a "happynstance" and proceed forward to beurre noisette :). Surely you know that road leads to many great things :). If you haven't opened ice cream season yet, https://food52.com/blog/7591-brad-spence-s-salted-butter-semifreddo now may be the time.
 

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amysarah April 27, 2015
Keep heating it gently until the milk solids separate, strain them out and make ghee. (Been making my own lately - a jar in the fridge is wonderful.)
 
Susan W. April 27, 2015
I don't think it's ghee until you go a step further and brown those milk solids. It adds a ton of flavor. You HAVE to try it. No need to refrigerate because it's just butter fat with no milk solids. I keep mine in a cute container on my counter.
 
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