November 28, 2022

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Butter Board Recipe – Spoon Fork Bacon


A simple and delicious Butter Board Recipe! We top ours with garlic chips, fresh herbs, fragrant citrus zests, crushed nuts, sea salt flakes, and a generous honey drizzle! We love serving it with crusty bread and radishes!

Butter board with bread and radishes on the side.

If you frequent social media (and the internets in general), you’ve probably seen the new viral food trend on tik tok and instagram, a Butter Board . The original recipe was created by Chef Josh Mcfadden and recently popularized by Justine Doiron of Justine Snacks blog. If you’re not familiar, it’s what it sounds like, a board of butter to share with loved ones.

Many are calling it the next charcuterie board, but I actually don’t think anything could ever replace a delicious charcuterie board. Instead I like to just think of it as another way to serve bread and (deconstructed compound) butter. Some people are alarmed at the amount of butter used, but it’s definitely meant to be a communal snack! It’s definitely a party snack – a delicious, super simple party snack!

What is a Butter Board?

A butter board is literally some softened butter spread onto a large board or platter and topped with whatever flavor combination you prefer. Serve it with crusty bread (as you would enjoy a side of bread and butter). We’ve also added some fresh radishes for serving, because butter and radishes is a remarkable pairing that everyone should try at least once!

Close up on a butter board.

How to Make a Butter Board

Process

  1. Place a skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once oil is hot add sliced garlic and fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir and flip garlic slices to fry on other side for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain onto paper towels.
  2. Spread cold softened butter onto a wooden board.
  1. Top with crushed nuts and fried garlic.
  2. Then top with the fresh herbs.
  1. Next top butter with citrus zest and pepper flakes (if using).
  2. Finally, finish board with a generous drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes.
  1. Serve with toasted bread and radishes.
Butter board with radishes and bread.

Variations for Our Butter Board Recipe

There are an infinite way to top and flavor your own butter board, based on preference. We’ve listed a few of our favorite flavor combinations below!

  • dollops of strawberry jam and sea salt flakes
  • quartered figs, drizzle of balsamic glaze and fresh herbs
  • dollops of harissa (or chili paste of choice), roasted garlic, sea salt flakes, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of honey
  • drizzle of chili crisp and thinly sliced green onions
  • diced salami, dollops of whole grain mustard, chopped dried fruit (like apricots), crushed marcona almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
  • pickled red onion, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley, thinly sliced chives, and sea salt flakes

What to Serve with a Butter Board

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Butter board with toppings and bread and radishes on the side.

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A simple and delicious Butter Board Recipe! We top ours with garlic chips, fresh herbs, fragrant citrus zests, crushed nuts, sea salt flakes, and a generous honey drizzle! We love serving it with crusty bread and radishes!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Servings: 10

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Place a skillet over medium heat and add oil.

  • Once oil is hot add sliced garlic and fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir and flip garlic slices to fry on other side for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain onto paper towels.

  • Spread cold softened butter onto a wooden board.

  • Top with crushed nuts, herbs, citrus zest, pepper flakes (if using), a good drizzle of honey and a generous sprinkle of sea salt flakes.

  • Serve with toasted bread and radishes.

  NOTES  

**Nutritional Information uses pistachios as the “1/2 cup crushed nut of choice” and doesn’t include bread and radishes for serving.** Variations for Our Butter Board Recipe
  • dollops of strawberry jam and sea salt flakes
  • quartered figs, drizzle of balsamic glaze and fresh herbs
  • dollops of harissa (or chili paste of choice), roasted garlic, sea salt flakes, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of honey
  • drizzle of chili crisp and thinly sliced green onions
  • diced salami, dollops of whole grain mustard, chopped dried fruit (like apricots), crushed marcona almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
  • pickled red onion, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley, thinly sliced chives, and sea salt flakes
What to Serve with a Butter Board
  • crusty bread/crostini
  • crackers
  • radishes
  • toasted english muffins or crumpets

Calories: 269kcal Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 2g Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 13g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 49mg Sodium: 704mg Potassium: 85mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 680IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 18mg Iron: 0.4mg

CUISINE: American

KEYWORD: appetizer recipe, butter board, snack recipe, viral food trends

COURSE: Appetizer, Snack

DIET : Vegetarian

About Jenny Park

Jenny Park is half of Spoon Fork Bacon. She is also a food stylist and recipe developer. One of her favorite foods is donuts. #sfbJENNY

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