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Dec 12, 2004 09:51 AM

"Brown Butter"...I Can't Get Enough!

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I love the taste of brown butter!

It's like a magnet--whenever I see it mentioned on a menu I MUST order it.

Does anyone have any recipes/ideas to feed my addiction!?

TIA :)

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  1. Nigella Lawson gives a recipe for burnt butter cupcakes in her Domestic Goddess book. I made it aaages ago, but I think they were yummy...

    3 Replies
    1. re: kate

      Here's a classic French dish: Skate in Brown Butter.


      1. re: brookmonton

        classic greek dish:
        boil one pound spaghetti, drain, in same pot melt one or two sticks (4-8 oz.) butter till brown, put spaghetti back in pot and toss, separate into plates, grate your finest cheese over it, salt and pepper to taste, thats it

      2. re: kate

        There are also lots of recipes for brown butter tarts, where you brown the butter with vanilla bean and then use it with eggs and flour to fill a tart under a layer of fruit.

        Check out Nancy Silverton's "Desserts" or "Chez Panisse Desserts", they should have some recipes.

      3. I'll offer you this Swordfish with Balsamic Browned Butter Sauce...really excellent and quite below.


        1. Just saw a recipe in NYT magazine from Bouchon for Butternut Squash Soup w/ brown butter. I haven't tried it, but it sounds great.


          1. As a fellow fan of brown butter, I like the combo of pasta w/ brown butter and sage. A classic rendition is pumpkin ravioli w/ brown butter and sage. I believe that Mario B. has some version of this in his "Babbo" cookbook, which I sadly do not own.

            Found a recipe from that looks good. Also is a good way to recycle leftover mashed potatoes!


            1. I have managed to get many a non-vegetable-eating date to actually go for seconds on most any green veggie that has been simply cooked (steamed/boiled) and then dressed with well-seasoned brown butter. Steamed wedges of cabbage and brussel sprouts are particularly good drizzled with it, as are green beans, asparagus, broccoli, etc.