Stew Cues: No need for a meltdown over butter

Jan 24, 2022 by Triton Staff

Have you ever panicked because you forgot to take the butter out of the fridge in enough time to soften it before meal service? Using the microwave doesn’t work well, so here’s a little trick.

  • Boil a cup or two of water. Pour into a heat-safe glass, such as a large measuring cup. For pre-plated butter, you’ll need a heat-safe glass for each dish. Let sit for five minutes.
  • Empty it, then turn the cup upside down over the butter. Let sit for several minutes.

FYI: A full stick of butter will soften in under 15 minutes.

— Veteran Chief StewAlene Keenan

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