Beurre Monté

Any amount of Beurre Monte can be made using the following method. Whatever recipe that you will need the Beurre Monte Butter for, read that recipe thoroughly to determine the total amount of Beurre Monte you will need.

Beurre Monté

Photo by Jim M.

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  • Butter, cut into chunks - up to 1 pound

  • 1

    tablespoon water*

  • Using just a little bit of water helps the emulsion process in preparing Beurre Monté. Whether you emulsify 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) or 1 pound of butter, just one (1) tablespoon of water will do.


Preparation: In a saucepan, bring the 1 tablespoon of water to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low and begin adding the chunks of butter (a little at a time) whisking constantly to emulsify. Once the emulsion is started, more butter may be whisked in. Hold the temperature of the Beurre Monte between 160 and 190 degrees F. for poaching. DO NOT BOIL OR THE MIXTURE WILL BREAK! The mixture should have the consistency of a very thick butter sauce. Beurre Monte can be set aside on the stove after being prepared. You should use the Beurre Monte Butter within an hour after you make it. The Beurre Monte can be frozen and used anytime on vegetables or seafood.


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