How to prevent butter burning during cooking

How to prevent butter burning during cooking
Butter, which is excellent for fixing flavours in a recipe, burns if the temperature is too high. It darkens and produces unpleasant small black specks (by the way, note that the famous recipe "raie au beurre noir", ray in black butter, is a kind of sacrilege!).
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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You will need:
  • 1 butter 1 knob butter
  • 2 oil 1 tablespoon oil
  • Total weight: 25 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
CookingStart to finish
3 min.3 min.

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
How to prevent butter burning during cooking
To avoid this, you can add a little oil to the butter which allows you to raise the temperature further. But this is not always an appropriate method as sometimes it's not desirable to use oil (for a dessert for exemple).

It's well worth making clarified butter.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
211 Kcal or 883 Kj< 1 gr0 gr23 gr
11 %<1 %0 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
844 Kcal or 3,534 Kj< 1 gr0 gr94 gr
42 %<1 %0 %14 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
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  • There is no milk in butter! Butter is made from cream, made from milk.
    Posted by Lana october 22th 2012 at 11:56 (n° 2)
  • This is a kitchen myth. The milk solids in butter will still burn at the same temperature, adding oil just disperses them more widely so it isn't as visible.
    Posted by Laurie october 17th 2012 at 21:55 (n° 1)
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