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What Are Your Best Butter Tips and Tricks?


Photo: Claire Lower

Last night, as I was watching my stepmother prepare supper, I spied a plate—not a dish nor a bowl—but a plate of melted butter. She then proceeded to dip slices of French bread in the pool of butter, coating them completely from edge to edge before popping them in the toasted oven.

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This, obviously, is a good butter hack, and one that had not occurred to me. It got me thinking about other butter blind spots I might have, so I asked the other staffers if they were sitting on any delicious, buttery knowledge. (They were.)

  • Virginia: I just butter directly from the stick—like rub it on like a glue stick, as opposed to cutting pieces off. (Claire note: I grease pans and skillets this way.)
  • Beth: I put my pats of butter BETWEEN the two recently toasted slices, and let them sit a minute. Then I rub the two toasts against each other to smear it all around—perfect melting and 100% coverage.
  • Melissa: My butter hack is don’t refrigerate your butter, and maybe use a BUTTER BELL.
  • A.A. Newton: Freezer-proof your butter by wrapping it at least twice.

Since butter is such a big part of everyone’s life, I’d venture a guess that you all probably have some great tips and tricks for melting, storing, and spreading the near-perfect foodstuff, and we would love to hear them. (Another buttery tip that changed my life? Saving the wrappers.)

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