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Feb 2, 2011 10:40 AM

Just an excuse for butter!

What food do you eat that is really just an excuse for overindulging in butter?

My first butter "excuse" is pancakes! I love the taste of butter and slathering butter on pancakes is oscenely indulgent for me.

Others: Waffles, corn on the cob, baked or mashed potatoes.......

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  1. Bread, potatoes, corn, crackers, spinach, eggs... anything that is classed as food, basically.

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      1. re: fourunder

        Fourunder beat me to it...Fresh Baked Bread or even toast is a great excuse to over do it!


        1. Fresh bread, although it does a number on my digestion.
          Corn on the cob - that's butter AND salt. My family has an annual corn roast and one of my nieces, whose mother was rather strict with salt, was overheard saying 'I LOVE SALT' while sucking on her cob of corn

          And escargots are a good excuse to load up on garlic butter.

          1. Mashed potatoes, shortbread, beurre blanc, compound butters, scones, buttermilk biscuits, browned butter sauce for gnocchi and fresh baked bread. I also love to stir it into risotto at the end. If there is any excuse I'm there!