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Browned Butter with Fresh Herbs

This recipe will show you a quick and simple way to make browned butter? A variety of herbs are the perfect addition. Browned butter is also great for baking.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: browned butter, fresh herbs
Yield: 8 ounces
Cost: $1.50


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  • heavy bottom fry pan


  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1/2 cup herbs sage, oregano, thyme, cut into ribbons


  • Put the butter in a heavy bottom saucepan or fry pan.  You can make as little as one or two tablespoons. 
  • Cook butter on med-high heat.
    The butter will get all bubbly and frothy.
    Once the bubbles stop and there is just foam watch it closely as this is when the browning occurs.  
    melted butter
  • When you see bits of brown (looks like bits of browned flour) appear in the bottom of the pan, add in the herbs. 
    The herbs should be chopped or cut into ribbons before adding to the butter.
    Sage browned butter
  • Remove from heat and serve.
    Sage ribbons in browned butter


Red pepper flakes, slivered almonds, and sesame seeds are great additions to the butter if you are going to use it on vegetables.