Brown butter is often called for in recipes and for good reason! In fact, any recipe that calls for butter will taste 100 times better if you take the time to brown your butter. You can use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert to add a rich and nutty flavor.
How to Make Brown Butter:
1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Skillet size will depend on the quantity of butter you are browning, but in general, the skillet should be small enough that the butter can pool at the bottom of the pan, rather than spread.
2. Cook the butter, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter, including the solids at the bottom of the pan, is medium to deep brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Take care during cooking, as the hot butter will splatter. Remove the pan from the heat. The butter should smell nutty.
3. Use the butter right away, or cool and refrigerate in a covered container.