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Try This Easy Hack for Brown Butter That'll Add a Delicious, Rich Flavor to Your Cooking

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Butter is a staple in my household - we use it for everything! When I found out that I could do so much more with butter, like fry with it (check out the hack for clarified butter here) or make deliciously toasted, nutty butter, I fell in love with the stuff all over again.

If you liked the sounds of the latter (toasted, nutty flavor and aroma) you've come to the right place. Here we'll show you step by step how to make your own magical brown butter that will give any recipe that calls for butter a new flavor dimension that you'll love! The best part? It's too easy. Read on to see how it's done.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 light colored pan
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • Spoon or ladle
  • Cheesecloth and strainer


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Choose a light colored pan. Melt 1 pound unsalted butter on medium heat. Swirl for even browning.

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Remove from heat when butter is a brown color and has a nutty aroma.

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Strain butter into another dish.

Freeze, refrigerate or use right away.

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