Garlic and Herb Butter

Butter is probably one of the greatest things to happen to food since, well.. ever. Unfortunately, it’s gotten a bad rap over the past few years because it’s “soooo fattening.”

Wrong. I weigh about as much as a 12 year old and I eat butter like it’s nobody’s business. I mean, yeahhh if you’re cooking everything you eat in a pound of butter, it’s probably going to take its toll on your waistline but there is no reason that you can’t treat yourself every now and again.

This recipe takes the goodness that is butter and just makes it incredibly amazing, so when you do indulge…. there is no chance for regret.

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Basically, you just take all of these things and mix them together… and that’s it. I throw it in a bowl and kind of smash it with a fork, so it is really well combined.

Just make sure that you’re using good butter (not the stuff in the tub!).

It’s honestly one of the easiest things ever, but the amount that you can do with it is endless.

If you want, you can make this and spread it on toasted bread for a quick and easy garlic bread.

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I like to roll it back into a log shape so that it can easily be stored and sliced.

For that, just lay a piece of plastic wrap on your counter, plop the butter in the middle and roll it up, squeezing out whatever air you can.

Then, twist the sides tight so that the roll comes together.

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Put it back in the fridge to let it re-solidify, and then you can take it out and slice it.

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This is a really great way to spice up your table if you’re serving some sort of dinner rolls. I like to spread it on English muffins for breakfast, or just on good bread for a quick snack.

Recipe

2 sticks of butter (room temp)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

2 tsp dried Italian seasoning (Basil, Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage; something similar to that combination)

Mix ingredients in a bowl until well combined

If storing, roll into a log using plastic wrap and then refrigerate until hardened.

 

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