For the times when plain butter isn’t enough, there’s honey butter.
I wasn’t born in the south, but sometimes I feel like I would fit in just fine down there. They have a way of taking food to the next level. Do you like twinkies? Well what about deep fried twinkies? Would you like a hot dog, it’s wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese? And any time my meal is so slathered in BBQ sauce that a handful of wet naps is brought out with it is a winner in my book. And with the huge platters of ribs they serve, wet naps are very necessary.
My mom is from Kansas, and we eat the best food when we go back there and visit. The iced tea is extra sweet, and so is the butter. One barbecue restaurant we visit serves delicious homemade rolls, cornbread and biscuits along with a big bowl of honey butter. It makes those baked goods even better. I’m a huge fan of salty and sweet, so honey butter was made for me. It’s only 2 ingredients, honey and butter (duh) and is great on just about any carb you can think of.
An extremely simple honey butter recipe that will convince you that southern cooking is definitely on to something. Honey + butter = love.
- 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Mix the 2 ingredients and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for 2 weeks.