15 minutes and a saucepan and a stick of the yellow stuff—all you need to make what may be the world's most magical fat. If you need a primer, here's a handy video on how to make browned butter in all its nutty, toasty, sweet-savory glory. Caught up? Good. Now here's what to cook with it.
Browned butter skips seamlessly from savory dishes to sweet, and we drizzle it on everything from scallops to pie filling. Whether you're putting it to work in dinner or dessert, it adds an unbeatable fragrance and depth of flavor unlike any spice or pan-searing technique or saucy reduction. Here are 15 ways to put it to use.