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Friday Stupid Thread: Butter Preferences  
User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2244 times:

Time for Friday's stupid thread!

What kind of butter do you use? Salted Butter? Unsalted Butter? Margarine? Spray Butter?

Me honestly grew up on salted butter but the rest of my family uses Margarine or Spray Butter. I honestly cannot and will not use unsalted butter. My butter will always be salted.

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User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2239 times:

Quoting LFutia (Thread starter):
What kind of butter do you use? Salted Butter? Unsalted Butter? Margarine? Spray Butter?

None.


User currently offlineAKiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2231 times:

Almost never use it. Use olive oil almost exclusively for cooking (vegetable oil for high heat).

Only time I use it is for baking or making a roux, both of which I use unsalted so I can control that myself.

Family uses margarine for toast and such but I rarely eat toast with margarine. I like jam more



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:

I rarely use it. When I do, I have a tub of local unsalted "plain ol' butter" from Shatto Milk Company near Kansas City

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2213 times:

Chilled unsalted butter for me! I love it on good bread. Or on German brown bread with some jam slivered on top. But I'm not a butter snob, good old Land O' Lakes (a US supermarket brand) works for me.

User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3662 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2199 times:

I use pounds of unsalted butter but not to the extreme of Paula Dean! Some of it I use for pastries and baked goods, the rest of it I make clarified butter and use that to bathed my food!   


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User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2190 times:

www.butterrestaurant.com is my preference of Butter  


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

Quoting LFutia (Thread starter):
Spray Butter?

What the hell is that? Doesn't sound all that appetizing.

I use unsalted butter only. The salted variety just tastes bad. I can deal with it in most circumstances, but I'll never buy it for my own use.

-Mir



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2390 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Sometimes I use unsalted, cheap butter for cooking peas, carrots, beans, broccoli, cakes and the like.

For meat, I use olive oil. And I never use butter on bread.


David



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Is it true that butter in the US is not at all like what we call butter in France ?

I'm half Breton so I like a lot of dishes that contain butter (Kouign-amann is one of my favorite treats, but beware, it will kill you !), however I can live without putting it everywhere like some do (I'm also half Italian so will put olive oil everywhere).

Now I can totally enjoy a good salted or half salted butter on baguette, and even unsalted if there is nothing else, but beware of approaching me or cooking with margarine as I can't stand the taste and odor of that stuff !



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2390 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

http://satwcomic.com/too-little-butter


Even Icelandic butter was sold on ebay for horrendous prices at the end of last year. Some economic backgrounds: http://www.slate.com/articles/busine...ry_valuable_economic_lessons_.html

:D

Regards, David

[Edited 2012-08-17 13:51:59]


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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1862 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
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I always use regular butter by the brand Bona. I don't particularly like salted butter but I can live with it, provided there isn't any sweet substance on my bread! I do however hate the diet/light butter, it takes away all the flavor and the viscosity isn't right!

Martijn



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
Is it true that butter in the US is not at all like what we call butter in France ?

Visiting Europe for the first time last week, I had some butter with my bread in London and in Amsterdam and I definitely believe it is different. The butter was much richer and had a very dense feel to it (as well had good flavor) compared to US butter which is very, well, not dense and really lacks anything distinguishing characteristics.

I'm not sure what brand it was or if I just stumbled across some great butter, but I will be on the hunt for it now in the US instead of ol' store brand butter.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19602 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I do use butter, but usually in tiny quantities (unless I'm baking). A tiny pat of butter makes sauteed vegetables sweet (and sometimes a bit crispy) without adding significant amounts of fat. The polyunsaturated fatty acids and EFA's are good for you in small quantities (better than the partiarlly hydrogenated trans-fats found in most margarines).

If I'm cooking, I use olive oil (note: do NOT cook with extra-virgin olive oil. It smokes at low temps and the suspended organics in it tend to char and form carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).

Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
What the hell is that? Doesn't sound all that appetizing.

Think "PAM" cooking spray with butter flavor.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
Kouign-amann is one of my favorite treats, but beware, it will kill you !

But what a way to go, though...   

-Mir



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User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
If I'm cooking, I use olive oil (note: do NOT cook with extra-virgin olive oil. It smokes at low temps and the suspended organics in it tend to char and form carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).

  
Most do not know there is a difference.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
Think "PAM" cooking spray with butter flavor

Is the "artificial butter flavor" in margarine and lecithin(PAM) the same ingredient that is getting such a terrible rap in microwave popcorn?

Okie


User currently offlineimiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):

If I'm cooking, I use olive oil (note: do NOT cook with extra-virgin olive oil. It smokes at low temps and the suspended organics in it tend to char and form carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons).

I guess you're not a fan of red meat either?

The research on PAHs and HCAs is still a bit dodgy IMO. Until I read something more conclusive, I'll continue to indulge.

On topic, I don't use a lot of butter. I only tend to use it when I'm cooking eggs or baking (which isn't very often).


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4995 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

European butter is higher in fat than American butter. We can get European butter at large specialty food stores here. I find it's best used in French cooking. And it has a different taste to it. More acidic, I would say. Some Euro butters are even aged like cheese is.
And serious cooks always use unsalted butter. That way they have better control of the saltiness of the finished product.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

I always use unsalted butter, always buying the highest grade/quality/make available.
Butter can be kept in the freezer to last.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):
Is it true that butter in the US is not at all like what we call butter in France ?
Quoting tz757300 (Reply 12):
Visiting Europe for the first time last week, I had some butter with my bread in London and in Amsterdam and I definitely believe it is different

When "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" was launched here years ago my first reaction was "I can't believe people can't believe it's not butter". It tasted nothing like the butter we grew up with. The American ambassador's wife and daughter were on radio last year talking about their life here and said the one thing they bring back to the US with them is Irish butter.

I love butter, but for health reasons I gave up using it when this stuff came on the market. It's the nearest thing to butter that you'll get, IMHO, only much healthier.



User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Butta , it's like butta! My favorite is rubbing Shea Butter on a girlfriend's buff derrierre and rest of her body.


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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quoting AKiss20 (Reply 2):
Almost never use it. Use olive oil almost exclusively for cooking (vegetable oil for high heat).

The same for me.


The only exeption:

asparagus with potatoes, boiled ham and melted (unsalted) butter.        &

[Edited 2012-08-19 01:55:20]


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7953 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 21):
Almost never use it. Use olive oil almost exclusively for cooking (vegetable oil for high heat).

The same for me.

Same here.
One of those exceptions that prove the rule is the dough for tomorrow's quiche in my fridge: 250 g flour, 1 egg, 180 g (ups!) Bergbauern butter (unsalted of course - I want to control how much salt goes into my food).

Bergbauern translates into mountain ranchers, and it is not just a promotional name, but a protected designation for those who keep their cattle on mountain pastures. It is hard work, and I am glad they stil exist (they wouldn't without EU subventions - just saying).

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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7953 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
Butter can be kept in the freezer to last.

Please don't. Freezing temperatures spoil the quality.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19602 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting imiakhtar (Reply 16):
I guess you're not a fan of red meat either?

Well, I'm a fan, but I probably eat it less than six times per year.

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 21):
asparagus with potatoes, boiled ham and melted (unsalted) butter.        &

I prefer to grill my asparagus


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26 PITingres : Salted butter, but not much of it. I prefer cheese on my toast. I probably use more butter for sauteing veggies than anything else. I can't tell any d
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