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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It’s a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash — all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not everyone composts. And, for that matter, there are plenty of ways to reuse those butter wrappers before they leave the kitchen. You can even freeze them, folded in half with the dry side on the outside.

Here are a couple ideas for reusing butter wrappers:

Grease Pans.
So perfect, so easy, and just the right amount of grease!

Corn on the Cob.
Buttering corn on the cob without getting a whole stick gross and your corn too greasy.

Perfectly Cut Cakes.
Grease your knife with a butter wrapper before slicing up a cake for perfect, professional-looking slices.

Stop Using Non-Stick Spray.
Who needs a spray when you’ve got a butter wrapper? You won’t be drowning your dinner or baked goods in butter, but you’ll get just the right amount of grease.

Sauté Onions.
Want to soften onions but don’t want any color? Nestle a couple paper butter wrappers around the onion, place lid over saucepan but do not close shut — you want steam to escape.

Lightly-Buttered Toast.
Grease your toast with a wrapper for a light coating of butter.

Wrap Homemade Candies.
Making caramel for the holidays? Wrap cut pieces with butter wrappers instead of parchment or wax paper
.

Do you have a great way to reuse butter wrappers? Share it with us in the comments!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:41PM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Thanks for the tips!

10:05AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Mine comes in a plastic container. Thanks for sharing.

9:48AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Thank you

4:31AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Thank you.

2:51AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Thank You for sharing, Great ideas.

2:08AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Ty

2:07AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Ty

2:07AM PST on Dec 24, 2014

Ty

9:45PM PST on Dec 23, 2014

Thanks for posting

8:09PM PST on Dec 23, 2014

Most interesting. Thanks for the share.

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