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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

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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11:44AM PST on Nov 19, 2014

Never thought of this; thank you!

10:21AM PDT on Nov 1, 2014

Thank YOU

10:20AM PDT on Nov 1, 2014


6:46AM PDT on Oct 31, 2014


3:52AM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

Thank you :)

6:19AM PDT on Oct 28, 2014

We do all of this. I hate to see anything go to waste.

12:37AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014


6:55AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

My mother always used butter wrappers to grease cake tins.

12:03AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Must try!

7:12PM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

Thank you :)

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