The French certainly know a few things.
Science may not have made up its mind about whether butter is good or bad for your health yet, but humanity decided a looong time ago that it is DELICIOUS.
Enjoy in moderation! (After all, even QUINOA in excess must not be great for you).
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In sauces that call for olive oil, try substituting part of the oil for butter.
You know when you start a risotto, how you sauté the onions in olive oil with butter? Well, the partnership is too good to stop there. Take any recipe with a simple olive oil-based sauce, like aglio e olio, or a recipe that starts with sautéing in oil, and replace part of the oil with butter. Take it on a case-by-case basis, but a good starting point is with three parts olive oil to two parts butter.
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If you’re looking to make your homemade tomato sauce richer and more delicious, try making it with butter.
There's a good reason the Italian chef Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce recipe is hailed as the best (and easiest) in the whole world. It's just tomato, onion, salt and butter — LOTS of butter. See it here. It's definitely worth a try.
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