A few months back butter was really cheap so I bought a lot and kept it in the back of the fridge. That would have worked out fine except I stopped eating eggs for a couple months as part of an elimination experiment (back on eggs), and buttering the pan for eggs was the main use for my butter.
Now I have a kilo of butter that expires in a few days and I don't know what to do with it all. I thought about bearnaise sauce/hollandaise sauce, but apparently they don't keep in the fridge. I live alone so it will all be for me. Yes, I doubt anything terrible would happen if I used it all over the next month, but I try to draw the line at the expiry date.
What are some good paleo recipes that use a lot of butter, and either don't require much time or are fridge-friendly?
Edit: I don't have space in my freezer, and in any event it would be a hassle to hack off appropriate portions and unfreeze them since I don't use that much butter for each meal.
You could make ghee which has a much longer shelf life. I put mine to simmer in the crockpot, periodically skimming scum of the surface, then when there's a layer of scum at the bottom, pour off the liquid into a jar and enjoy!
Butter freezes well. Put it in the freezer and defrost 4 to 8 oz as needed for cooking and consumption.
You might want to take a look at this article. There are no regulations at all on best by/sell by dates. You don't need to use it all up at once. Just put it in the freezer and defrost as needed.
Add butter on your food. On the steak, on the steamed veggies, whatever you eat. It's delicious with almost anything. Make herb butter or other flavored butter, it serves as a great dip.
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