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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How to prevent butter burning during cooking : Photo of step #1
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.

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).

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OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Eggs Arsène, Melting Epoisses on toast , Crab Cakes, Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Granola, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lime meringue tart, Flaky chocolate brioche, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Beurre d'escargot, Eggs Benedict , ... All

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