Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Brown Butter Noodles

I've mentioned brown butter noodles a few times, but I have yet to give a recipe. Well here it is. It is easy! I got this recipe from the Plain and Fancy Farm Cookbook (a great Amish food restaurant in Lancaster, Penn.). You could switch out wide egg noodles for the bow-ties. It's such a simple side, but I LOVE the nutty taste of brown butter. Brown butter is also absolutely fabulous on cooked carrots or green beans.

Brown Butter Noodles

1 lb bow-tie pasta or wide egg noodles
1/2 cup butter (or you could use 1/4 cup to be healthier)

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow butter to cook slowly until it turns a golden hazelnut color (the milk solids brown and cause this color). Be careful not to burn the butter, it can go from browned to burnt very quickly. Remove from heat. Pour over cooked and drained noodles and toss to coat noodles.

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