Instead of butter, OK to use olive oil? - Food52

Instead of butter, OK to use olive oil?

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  • November 18, 2020
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Nancy November 19, 2020
Your choice, but/and keep two things in mind.
Butter sold in USA averages 80% oil by volume, so adjust volume accordingly if you use something like oil which is 100% fat.
Oil lacks the milk solids in butter which, as described in the recipe headnote, caramelize and undergo Maillard reaction.
So the dish made without butter will have slightly different taste and texture.
 
A November 19, 2020
OK. Thanks so much for the information and for the quick reply.
 
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