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Compound Butters: How to Make Them and What to Use Them For

Compound Butters are perfect on so many different grilled foods. They vary so much and you can customize them to your own taste. Compound Butters are super easy to make and the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

For the Roasted Garlic Compound Butter:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 to 6 pieces of Roasted Garlic

For the Shallot Compound Butter:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup caramelized shallots
  • Olive oil

For the Candied Bacon Compound Butter:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 to 2 pieces of Candied Bacon cut into tiny pieces

Instructions

For the Roasted Garlic Compound Butter:

  1. Make the Roasted Garlic ahead of time. Allow to cool. If you don't know how to make roasted garlic there's a recipe here to walk you through it. It's super easy to make.
  2. Soften you butter so it's pliable for the mixer. Pop it in your stand mixer.
  3. Squeeze out the softened cloves and add them to the mixer.
  4. Whip on high till the butter is fluffy.
  5. Transfer to a dish or container. Pop in the fridge till ready to use.

For the Shallot Compound Butter:

  1. Dice you shallots.
  2. Soften your butter and pop in a stand mixer.
  3. In a small good quality pan cook the shallots over medium heat in some olive oil till golden brown.
  4. Remove and add to the mixer with the butter. Add the oils and drippings too. There's flavour in that.
  5. Turn on your stand mixer and whisk on high until the butter is fluffy.
  6. Transfer to a dish or container. Pop in the fridge till ready to use.

For the Candied Bacon Compound Butter:

  1. Make your Candied Bacon ahead of time. If you don't want to candy it just cook it in a pan then dice it small.
  2. Soften your butter and pop in a stand mixer.
  3. Add your candied bacon to the butter in the stand mixer.
  4. Whip on high till the butter is fluffy.
  5. Transfer to a dish or container. Pop in the fridge till ready to use.

Recipe Notes

My recipe for Candied Bacon!

My recipe for Grilled Roasted Garlic!

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