brown butter


Definition of brown butter

: 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

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First Known Use of brown butter

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Brown butter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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