Definition of black butter in US English:

black butter


  • A sauce made by heating butter until it is dark brown. It is often flavored with vinegar and herbs.

    • ‘For skate in black butter, you begin by poaching the wings in salted, lightly vinegared water with herbs and aromatics for ten minutes until it becomes opaque, then drain it.’
    • ‘The skate was served with traditional black butter; meaty and moist, I wondered at this point whether ‘flat-fish’ was a misnomer, or perhaps this fella was just on the fat side.’
    • ‘Skate with capers and - a rare, unconventional touch - olive oil rather than black butter is available.’


black butter

/blæk ˈbədər/