11/05/2013 01:58 pm ET Updated Nov 06, 2013

7 Recipes Made Better with Brown Butter

Everyone knows that butter makes everything better -- whether it's a soft, fluffy cake, rich pan sauce, or roast chicken. But with a little time on the stove, our favorite, familiar yellow block is transformed into a grown-up, elegant ingredient with a gorgeous golden-brown hue, nutty aroma, and flavor that adds complexity to pretty much anything, from vegetables to dessert. We've rounded up seven already delicious recipes that are taken over the top with the addition of brown butter to prove that this butter upgrade deserves a place in every cook's repertoire.

Brown Butter Recipes, Food52

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