When you start your meal with bread you need homemade garlic butter
Nothing tastes better than this butter because you can control the taste and the texture. Try it and you will never buy it in the store again. Ready to learn how to make homemade garlic butter? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
Have you ever had garlic butter that looks like butter but tastes like a mousse? It looks fine when it is served but as soon as you put your knife into it you know it is not butter.
It sort of disappears when you put it on your bread or what about butter that is not butter but margarine. Such a disappointment.
If I’m going to be hit with calories it should at least be the real thing. So instead of buying what looks like garlic butter, it is so much easier to make it yourself.
It is really easy to make and you decide how much garlic you are going to use.
My father used to say:
“You may smell of garlic the next day but everybody knows you had something good to eat!”
I totally agree. When you make garlic butter you should use the real deal. You can substitute the garlic cloves with garlic powder but it not the same.
The best thing I learned with garlic is if you want to soften the taste, use a pestle and mortar to crunch your garlic.
You will see the oil release when you pound on the garlic. Continue until you have a soft paste and it will be less strong than finely minced garlic.
Garlic butter ingredients
This is a super-fast recipe and you need a very short list of ingredients that you have most likely in your kitchen cabinet and fridge.
Have the following ingredients ready when you start making this recipe:
- Softened butter (unsalted)
- Fresh parsley
- Salt to taste
How to make homemade garlic butter
Take the butter out of the fridge about 30 minutes prior to use so it can to room temperature and soften.
Then take a pestle and mortar to turn and pound until you get a garlic paste. If you have ready garlic paste in a jar take about 1 teaspoon of garlic.
Put the garlic in a small bowl and add a pinch of salt to it. Finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl as well.
Now add the butter and stir with a small spoon to combine all the ingredients to make certain all the ingredients are evenly combined.
Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
How long does homemade garlic butter last?
You can keep garlic butter outside of the fridge for about a day however it is always wise to refrigerate when you made the butter and take it out 30 minutes before use.
In the refrigerator, you can keep this garlic butter for up to 15 days.
Can you refreeze garlic butter?
You can indeed freeze homemade garlic butter however refreezing butter is not recommended. You can keep garlic butter for up to 6 months in the freezer.
Be aware the garlic and salt if you use can intensify when you freeze the butter and intensify the flavor.
Serve garlic butter with
The possibilities to use this delicious butter are endless you can flavor or serve it with:
- French baguette
- Baked potatoes
I love this garlic butter recipe. I hope you will as well!
- ½ cup butter
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- Salt to taste (if using unsalted butter)
- Take the butter out of the fridge about 30 minutes
- Use a pestle and mortar and add garlic. Pound until you get garlic past
- Put the garlic paste in a small bowl and add a pinch of salt to the bowl
- Finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl as well
- Add the butter and stir with a small spoon to combine all the ingredients
- Store in the fridge until ready to serve
If you do not want to use or have fresh garlic you can substitute with ½ teaspoon garlic powder
You can use salted butter instead of unsalted. If you do you can omit the salt in the recipe
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g