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How to Fry With Butter

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author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Fry With Butter
Sauteing filets of fish in butter and oil in a cast iron pan. Photo Credit: Baltskars/iStock/Getty Images

Most people recognize that frying food is not the healthiest preparation method. You can make fried foods a little lighter by frying in canola or vegetable oil. However, for browning and flavor, butter is usually the first choice. Frying foods in butter can pose a challenge because butter has a low smoke point and can burn quickly, which will ruin your dish. Health-care professionals advise people to limit the frequency with which you fry foods in butter. When you do, though, follow a few basic guidelines to keep your dish tasty.

Step 1

Preheat skillet or frying pan to a medium-low to medium heat before adding the butter. Never fry with butter on high heat.

Step 2

Add enough butter to coat the bottom of your pan once it’s melted but not more unless your recipe calls for it.

Step 3

Swirl the butter around the pan as it melts and add your food once it has melted but before it begins to turn brown.

Step 4

Combine the butter with canola or vegetable oil in a 2-to-1 ratio for foods that may require a little more heat or cooking time. This way you get the flavor of the butter without it burning.

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