Browned Butter Adds an Amish Touch to Meals

Browned Butter Adds an Amish Touch to Meals

December 9, 2016

To add a little toasted and nutty flavor to any home-style recipe you make this holiday season, consider using browned butter. Commonly used by the Amish in their meals and restaurants, this topping can be poured over mashed potatoes, noodles or any meat entree to give it a more complex aroma and taste than traditional butter.

Browned butter is a special addition to a holiday meal, and cannot be purchased ready made. It's easy to make at home in minutes and only requires regular butter and a pan. See this how-to video or follow these simple instructions:

  1. Heat a stick of butter in a small-sized pot over medium heat.
  2. As the butter heats up, stir it continuously. You’ll start to see it get slightly darker in color.
  3. Keep stirring until you start to see the butter foam and turn a light brown in color. It should have a nutty aroma as well. (Do not overcook).
  4. Turn off the heat and enjoy!