Burnt butter sauce

A couple of questions.

1. Is it really as simple as heating butter in a pan and browning it?
2. Does it go with fish? (white fish)

Chef_pennyo, Jul 17, 6:03 pm

Just put a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan and add tablespoon of flour, let it bubble on low heat for a little while before adding about a cup of milk, when that is done which is not long, add some chopped up parsley.
This will be lovely with pan-fried fish

Chef_rosejenny38, Jul 17, 6:17 pm

pennyo, Burnt Butter Sauce is something I have never bothered making so I can't answer your questions from personal experience but you may find the following useful:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yul28Y_8T0M and here's a link where brown butter sauce is served with fish:- http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/rachel-khoo/fish-with-lemon-and-brown-butter-sauce.html

Hope that helps. :-))

Chef_245sam, Jul 17, 7:27 pm



Yes to both of your questions. The main thing is to get the colour right - as soon as the butter turns a medium brown colour add lemon juice and pour into a serving jug. If you let it get too dark it will taste bitter, if it is not dark enough it will not have much character and will feel fatty.

The sauce suggested in post #2 is not burnt butter, it is a simple bechamel with parsley.

Chef_davidt4, Jul 17, 9:18 pm



Yes. Yes.

And yes.

I get a plethora of fresh white fish and burnt butter is divine with it.

Chef_awoftam, Mar 6, 10:45 pm

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