Can I use Butter instead of EVOO? ?

Can I use Butter instead of EVOO for my tuna steaks? 

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  • IvaB
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Butter,by itself has a pretty low smoke point (the temp where the butter will burn).So in order to raise the smoke point heat a tbs. of evoo in a pan on medium high heat, add a knob of butter to the oil,and cook the tuna steak as usual. 

  • 1 month ago

    Any good restaurant would use Butter. Unless there was like diet Tuna on the menu. 

  • 1 month ago

    You can use butter or another oil. 

    the milk solids in butter tend to burn if cooked at a high heat for long. The browning of the milk solids does add flavor just do not let them get burned

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Butter will burn if you're cooking them, but so does evoo.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, but use Ghee, or clarified butter. Easily made at home. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    yes but I would use clarified butter which you can easily make yourself.

  • 1 month ago

    Butter is 13% water and milk solids. It will brown or burn at higher temperatures. Mixing the butter with olive oil raises the smoke point and lessens the possibility of burning. If you are doing a simple sear to serve with warm center tuna, I'd use a mixture, then add butter to hold the spices.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, you can use butter instead of evoo.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i dont see why not

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.             

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