Definition of black butter in English:

black butter


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

    • ‘Skate with capers and - a rare, unconventional touch - olive oil rather than black butter is available.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


black butter

/blæk ˈbədər/