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Garlic Butter

  • Veg
  • 15 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy



A mandatory sideline to go with grilled vegetables and homemade fries, Garlic Butter is one of the essential ingredients in making quick and easy dinners. You can now make garlic butter at home and even preserve it for as long as three months. Having garlic butter on hand reduces the preparation time for your dinner considerably and enhances the taste substantially.

Making garlic butter at home is a very simple task that requires you to do next to nothing. You can prepare it in 15 minutes and use it for making garlic bread or can savor it with grilled vegetables and potato fries.

Health Benefits

  • Homemade garlic butter is a safe and healthy ingredient to your meal, as it does not entail any extra preservatives or artificial flavors that may react negatively in your body.
  • The core ingredient garlic itself has immense importance in the medical context. It is reported to be immensely effective in reducing high blood pressure and also prevents a number of cancer types.
  • Garlic is enriched with minerals like calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. These minerals are essential for the maintenance of a healthy body.
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How to Make Garlic Butter

  • Take the cloves of garlic and chop them finely. You can also grate them. Transfer the chopped garlic into a bowl.
  • Combine the softened butter with garlic and mix until the fusion smoothens.
  • Add olive oil to the mixture and blend manually until an even consistency is achieved.
  • Add parsley to the mixture (You can use either dried or fresh parsley that is finely chopped).
  • Transfer the mixture to a clean and dry jar, and secure it tightly with a lid.
  • Extract the amount you require for use with a dry spoon and refrigerate immediately. The lesser your garlic butter is exposed to air and room temperature the longer it will survive.


  • Garlic butter is deemed as a compound butter that can be used in flavoring seafood generally.
  • It is an imperative ingredient in the widely eaten garlic bread and is also used as a spread for a variety of bread.
  • Garlic bread is originally from the French cuisine and was referred to as Beurre d’Ail.
  • Garlic butter is broadly used in the preparation of escargots, roasted mushrooms, creamy garlic prawns, and mussels. It is also used as a common dip with steak and vegetable stir-fries.
  • The recipe of garlic butter was first presented in 1814 by a French chef, Antoine Beauvillier, in his book, Le Cuisinier Royal.

In the United States, 19th April is celebrated as the National Garlic day.

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