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How to Brown Butter
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Want to take your dish to the next level? Try using brown butter! It brings an irresistibly rich, nutty flavor to desserts & main dishes. So easy to make!

Course: Topping
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Brown Butter, brown butter recipe, brown butter sauce, how to brown butter
Servings: 8
Calories: 102 kcal
  • 1/2 cup butter (preferably unsalted)
  1. Place the butter in a small, light-colored skillet over medium-low heat.

  2. Allow the butter to melt, then bubble and boil.

  3. Continue to cook the butter, swirling the pan occasionally, as it bubbles down to a simmer.

  4. Watch carefully as the butter becomes foamy and the milk solids begin to brown.

  5. When the butter takes on a nutty, amber color, pour it from the skillet into a heat-safe bowl to halt the cooking process.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Brown Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 101mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.