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Brown Butter… or beurre noisette is nutty and has more depth of flavor than regular butter and that is why I think its better! What actually ‘browns’ is the milk solids in the butter. Check out my extra brown butter hack for some tips that will intesify the flavor.

Why You’ll Love Brown Butter Recipe

Butter is a main character okay.. but this one is sooo good and super easy to make. Like I mentioned, it’s nutty and the flavor is more rich. One of the things I like the most about it is that you can play around with different toppings. There is just so much you can do with it and it is epic!

How To Prepare Brown Butter Recipe

🧈 First, add unsalted butter to a pan and bring to a simmer (about 1 minute).

🔥 Once it looks dark/deep yellow turn heat to med low and let it go until it gets a deep golden color…about 7-8 minutes. Don’t leave unattended and scrape the milk solids so they don’t stick to bottom.

🧊 Whipping it over ice makes it better.

Substitutions and Variations for Brown Butter Recipe

  1. There is really no substitutions for this recipe, but you can use your favorite unsalted butter.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Using a clear bottomed pan like stainless makes it easier because you can see the color developing.

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Chef Nadia’s Tips 🧈

  • Use unsalted butter because this way you’ll be able to control the amount of salt that goes in.
  • Always scrape the milk solids so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn…you do want them to caramelize because they are actually what makes brown butter…well…brown. There are levels of browning the butter, i’d say this is a medium. I’ve taken a step further where it looks almost burnt but it tastes delish.

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Common Questions

How is brown butter different from regular butter?

Brown butter has a nutty and more depth of flavor than regular butter.

What unsalted butter do you use?

For this recipe, I used Kerrygold unsalted butter.

How do you store it?

You should store it in the fridge.

Brown Butter Recipe

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 0 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Brown Butter 101… Brown butter or beurre noisette is nutty and has more depth of flavor than regular butter and that is why I think its better!

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz unsalted butter

Directions 

  • First, add unsalted butter to a pan and bring to a simmer (about 1 minute).
  • Once it looks dark/deep yellow turn heat to med low and let it go until it gets a deep golden color… about 7-8 minutes. Don’t leave unattended and scrape the milk solids so they don’t stick to bottom.
  • Whipping it over ice makes it better.

Nutrition

Calories: 1626kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.1g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 184g, Saturated Fat: 117g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 48g, Trans Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 488mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 54mg, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 5668IU, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Butter
Cuisine: International

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