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More Uses for Compound Butter

By November 6, 2012

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We've talked about serving a grilled steak topped with compound butter, which is one of the classic preparations in the culinary arts. (Compound butter is basically butter with some sort of flavoring, like fresh herbs or garlic or shallots, added to it.)

Compound butter is also delicious served over fish or vegetables. But there are two more great uses for compound butter that I've been employing lately. One: Cook up some plain pasta and toss it with a couple of tablespoons of compound butter for a simple and tasty lunch. Or, two: If you're scrambling eggs or making an omelet, use compound butter in your pan instead of plain butter. And while I'm thinking about it, you could use compound butter in place of plain butter on your baked potato.

The simplest compound butter consists of butter plus chopped fresh parsley and some lemon juice, but there are a lot of different variations. You can store compound butter in the freezer and just slice off a little bit whenever you want to use it. Here are a few compound butter recipes: Join Me on Facebook | Follow Me on Twitter


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