brown butter

noun

: butter that has been heated in a pan until it has a light brown color and a nutty flavor and aroma
Serve bisque topped with mushrooms and drizzled with brown butter.Gourmet, November 2002

called also beurre noisette

Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brown butter was in 1725

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“Brown butter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20butter. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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