Looking For Something New? Give Brown Butter A Try!

What is brown butter?

Also known as beurre noisette, brown butter is simply butter that has been cooked until the milk solids separate and caramelize. 

The cooking process is essentially the same as clarified ghee butter, except the caramelized bits are not removed and are instead blended with the butter to create a deliciously nutty / toasty aroma that adds depth and complexity to any recipe. 

Also similar to ghee, it’s extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, like brown butter mashed potatoes, brown butter honey garlic salmon, chocolate chip cookies, or even popcorn!

Health benefits

In addition to being delicious, brown butter also has a few health benefits. It’s said to be a good source of vitamin A and D, and it also contains healthy fatty acids and antioxidants. 

Is it dairy?

Brown butter still contains trace amounts of lactose since the milk solids are not removed during the clarifying process. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making any dietary changes. 

Smoke Point

In contrast to ghee, which has a relatively high smoke point, brown butter melts almost immediately and smokes at 350 degrees F. 

Shelf Life

Brown butter is shelf stable and can last for months in the pantry when stored in a cool, dark place. It can also be refrigerated or frozen to prolong shelf life. Please note that brown butter can still spoil if not stored properly.

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