"you Want Me to Do What to the Buttered Noodles"

"After years of eating at Good and Plenty and Plain and Fancy in Lancaster County my mother finally worked up the courage to ask the waitress how they make the buttered noodles. - Just burn the butter. I know it sounds weird but this has become our family's favorite way to prepare buttered noodles. Plus no additional seasoning needed,"
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Ready In:


  • 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 12 cup butter


  • Boil water and prepare noodles as directed on the package.
  • In a saucepan melt butter. Once the butter is melted stir and watch. Once the butter begins to turn golden and then brown. Wait until the butter has turned medium to dark brown and take off of heat.
  • Drain noodles and pour butter over them. The butter will sizzle when it hits the noodles. There will be little brown flecks on the noodles (this is the yummy part).

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  1. Chef Bronco
    Good and Plenty is one of the BEST Amish Restaurants in the Lancaster area. And this is one of my FAVORITE dishes there. I was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA, and went there many times. This is an extremely easy recipe and GOOD recipe for its simplicity, like the Amish lifestyle. I also do this with peeled, quartered potatoes too. Browned Butter Potatoes. Thanks for the recipe and the memories!
  2. Chef PotPie
    You haven't lived until you've eaten browned butter noodles! I take the butter just to a medium brown color, and it smells so yummy and "nutty!" Fabulous!
  3. jennb1188
    Yay, I no longer have to travel over an hour to Lancaster for their noodles! The browned butter does the trick. I added a bit if Parmesan cheese on top- perfection!
  4. Sparrowfeather
    Too, too easy. Love it! I had never thought of browning the butter first. Really adore the nuttiness it adds to the overall flavor. I also throw in a load of minced garlic (I don't measure, just a few heaping spoonfuls) when the butter's about halfway there so the garlic can brown a bit and flavor meld with the butter. Yum!
  5. Doc Mom
    Delicious, easy. Thanks!


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