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Is Butter a condiment?

Watching burger scholars on Youtube.  George Motz called butter a condiment.  Do you agree?  After much thought, I think it is.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,960
    IMO, butter is like Voka and Gin. Most people think it’s all the same until they have a chance to compare it a quality product where it shines.
    Thank you,
    Darian

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,380
    A mother distillate in food terms is suggestive of an entree or plat.  

    Butter is a fat used for cooking, infrequently a condiment for bread, esp freshly baked.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    Photo Egg said:
    IMO, butter is like Voka and Gin. Most people think it’s all the same until they have a chance to compare it a quality product where it shines.
    I used to pocket the butter packets from breakfasts.  Now I prefer Kerigold.  There is a definite quality difference.  You are correct, until your eyes or taste buds have been opened, you do not realize the quality difference.

    A mother distillate in food terms is suggestive of an entree or plat.  

    Butter is a fat used for cooking, infrequently a condiment for bread, esp freshly baked.
    Toasted banana bread with butter is my favorite.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,933
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_condiments

    says it is so that is good enough for me.
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,510
    Is olive oil a condiment?  If you think so, then one would think butter is. 
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  • billt01billt01 Posts: 1,222
    to add good REAL butter isn't land-o-lakes
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,671
    the butter isle has exploded with higher end butter choices since this covid started, lots of smaller local farms making butter. lots of choices from vermont
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,282
    Try smoked butter on crackers, thank me later 😀
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    edited September 2020
    I have a bunch of heavy cream on hand.  I might just try making some butter.  YouTube makes it look easy.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,380
    I have a bunch of heavy cream on hand.  I might just try making some butter.  YouTube makes it look easy.
    Correct:



    Incorrect:

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,783
    I have a bunch of heavy cream on hand.  I might just try making some butter.  YouTube makes it look easy.
    It is easy. Works better/faster if you let the cream warm up rather than cold from the fridge. 60° should do it.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,919
      Now I prefer Kerigold.  There is a definite quality difference.  You are correct, until your eyes or taste buds have been opened, you do not realize the quality difference.


    I agree! Kerigold OR nothing else! Also kept on the counter in a butter bell!
    https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/s/*:*/fl_butter-bell/store-1?localStore=true&icid=hp_homepage_2st0_2st1_im_store_20055&view=GRID&removeInStock=true
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,889
    Depends on how it is being used. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,671
    Depends on how it is being used. 

    landolakes for things it doesnt matter, good butter for finishing, spreading etc
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    Depends on how it is being used. 
    So would ketchup/catsup on top of a meat loaf no longer be a condiment?

    If you dip your ketchup covered meat loaf into a puddle of ketchup does it become a condiment?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,671
    lkapigian said:
    I think it is....Thai Chili Roasted Garlic Butter  =)



    garlic roasted, thai chillis roasted?  any other ingrediants, i could see adding a little honey for certain things
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,938
    lkapigian said:
    I think it is....Thai Chili Roasted Garlic Butter  =)



    garlic roasted, thai chillis roasted?  any other ingrediants, i could see adding a little honey for certain things
    Just the garlic was roasted ,mixed garlic and chili in a molcajete theninto room temp salted butter....
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,505
    Depends on how it is being used. 
    So would ketchup/catsup on top of a meat loaf no longer be a condiment?
    Here, its frosting.  
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  • RRP said:
      Now I prefer Kerigold.  There is a definite quality difference.  You are correct, until your eyes or taste buds have been opened, you do not realize the quality difference.


    I agree! Kerigold OR nothing else! Also kept on the counter in a butter bell!
    https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/s/*:*/fl_butter-bell/store-1?localStore=true&icid=hp_homepage_2st0_2st1_im_store_20055&view=GRID&removeInStock=true
    Kerrigold is second to our household favorite Plugra, which has been really hard to find since the Covid.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    edited September 2020
    MO_Eggin said:
    RRP said:
      Now I prefer Kerigold.  There is a definite quality difference.  You are correct, until your eyes or taste buds have been opened, you do not realize the quality difference.


    I agree! Kerigold OR nothing else! Also kept on the counter in a butter bell!
    https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/s/*:*/fl_butter-bell/store-1?localStore=true&icid=hp_homepage_2st0_2st1_im_store_20055&view=GRID&removeInStock=true
    Kerrigold is second to our household favorite Plugra, which has been really hard to find since the Covid.
    Hmm, need to keep my eye out for Plugra.  I am not familiar with it.


    Edit, OMG!  Be still be heart.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,406
    Depends on how it is being used. 

    landolakes for things it doesnt matter, good butter for finishing, spreading etc
    I like American-style butter (good ol' LO'L)  for baking certain things (biscuits, brioche rolls) because of the extra water in it. Helps with oven spring.

    Kerrygold for toast, eggs, etc. where the taste/flavor matters, mostly because it is readily available vs. other European-style butters.


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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,933
    Depends on how it is being used. 
    So would ketchup/catsup on top of a meat loaf no longer be a condiment?

    If you dip your ketchup covered meat loaf into a puddle of ketchup does it become a condiment?
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  • My thoughts are not in and of itself. But if used as a spread or as a dip sure why not.


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,380
    Face it: a condiment is using a specific food in the context of a table serving side option to add to other food.  Any condiment can be used as an ingredient in cooking.  Also, who cares?
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    edited September 2020
    Face it: a condiment is using a specific food in the context of a table serving side option to add to other food.  Any condiment can be used as an ingredient in cooking.  Also, who cares?
    Who cares!?  Who cares!?  These types of questions keep me up at night. (Plus condiments do not add calories).

    Is a garnish a condiment then?  Or is a condiment a garnish?

    I am extremely offended that you do not validate my concerns.  You sir, are not nice.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,380
    Ok, sorry to hurt your feelings.  It's probably more important than America falling into authoritarian rule, where elections don't count.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,631
    edited September 2020
    Ok, sorry to hurt your feelings.  It's probably more important than America falling into authoritarian rule, where elections don't count.
    Oh, no that is hugely important and the rhetoric is straight up scary.  I suspect it will get worse before it gets better.

    However, I cannot do anything about that because I am heavily restricted in travel and gatherings due to COVID-19.

    Plus, this is a BBQ forum, and life and other questions still go on.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 6,470
    @nolaegghead C'mon my friend - git yer priorities straight...
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