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How to Make Browned Butter

Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 6 tablespoons
Calories: 100kcal
Learn how to make Browned Butter, a simple and delicious ingredient that's a staple in many restaurants, and for a good reason! From Seafood to cookies, this rich and nutty butter elevates so many dishes to the next level.
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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Heat a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the butter and whisk until melted, stirring often.
  • Allow to continue to cook while whisking often until the butter starts to froth and bubble.
  • You’ll see specks of darker color forming at the bottom.
  • Once the butter is a golden brown color and you smell a nutty aroma, immediately remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Use in your favorite recipes to add depth of flavor.



  • Do not use too high a heat, you have more control over the butter on a nice medium heat.
  • Make sure to transfer your brown butter to a bowl quickly after it's browned and include the flecks for all that nutty flavor!
  • If your butter is slightly burnt you can strain out the flecks to avoid bitterness.
  • You can brown big batches of butter. It keeps for a while in the fridge, or you can freeze it in ice cube trays.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 3mg