Best Butter Recipes

Because everything is better with butter, SAVEUR magazine presents its best butter recipes for pairing with food. Try dunking an artichoke leaf in melted butter; pairing salami and butter on a baguette; tossing spaghetti with butter, grated parmigiano-reggiano, and black pepper; or sauteeing mushrooms in butter. Delicious!

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Sage Brown Butter

Sage brown butter over pasta
This butter is delicious spooned over fish or pasta. See the recipe for Sage Brown Butter&racquoSage Brown Butter

Radish and Butter Sandwich

Radish and Butter Sandwich
It's très French to pair crisp, spicy radishes with softened, salted butter; a thin-sliced baguette is the perfect vehicle. Radish and Butter SandwichHelen Rosner

Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream

Honey-and-Butter Baked Pears with Cold Cream
These sticky, caramelized pears get served warm with a glug of fresh chilled cream for a richly-flavored variation on poached pears. Get the recipe for Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream »Anders Schonnemann

Nancy Silverton's All-Butter Biscuits

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Treated like puff pastry, the dough for these buttery biscuits is rolled and folded several times to create multiple flaky layers.Matt Taylor-Gross

Butter-Basted Eggs

Butter-Basted Eggs
Crispy-bottomed fried eggs make an ideal breakfast. Get the recipe for Butter-Basted Eggs »Helen Rosner

Brown Butter Pasta

Brown Butter Pasta
Hamilton gave us her recipe for this delicious pasta, which is tossed in brown butter and pine nuts, then topped with sunny-side-up eggs. See the recipe for Brown Butter Pasta »Todd Coleman

Chez Panisse Garlic Butter

Chez Panisse Garlic Butter
Set atop a sizzling steak, this restaurant classic melts luxuriously onto the meat. The recipe is adapted from Alice Waters' Chez Panisse Cooking (Random House, 1988).Romulo Yanes

Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potato recipe
Thirty cloves of garlic go into this creamy side dish, adapted from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1 (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961). The cloves are first blanched whole, which enhances their sweetness, then used to make a rich béchamel sauce that's stirred into mashed potatoes with cream and parsley. Get the recipe for Julia Child's Garlic Mashed Potatoes »Romulo Yanes

The Best Croissants

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The croissant's perfection is twofold: an interior of infinitely spiraling paper-thin layers and a shatteringly flaky crust. See the recipe for The Best CroissantsChristina Holmes

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter
In this perfect summer recipe, lobster is flash-grilled, then poached in its own shell in a pool of melted garlic-parsley butter. Get the recipe for Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter »Mark Roper

Sweet Pretzel Butter Cookies

Sweet Pretzel Butter Cookies
An egg wash before baking is the secret to the gorgeous golden color of these pretzel-shaped butter cookies. Get the recipe for Sweet Pretzel Butter Cookies »Helen Rosner