German Kraeuterbutter Recipe - Herb Butter Recipe

Hello: I miss Kraeuterbutter so very much!

I had a recipe a German friend gave me that had herb suggestions, what to put together for taste.
She also had measurements to use with 1 pound of butter.

Would you have such a recipe?

Thank you!

5-8 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper
500g Butter
1/2 bunch parsley
1/2 bunch tarragon
sea salt

Peel the cloves of garlic, cut in half. Place on aluminium foil with the olive oil (make a closed packet out the foil) and bake in the oven at 175 degrees C for an hour.

You can also press the garlic cloves and mix with the olive oil.

Place the butter in a pan or microwave to soften so that you are able to stir it.

Finely chop the herbs, add to the butter and garlic and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the mixture in the fridge to harden. The butter will keep will in a closed container for a few weeks in the fridge.

Great with steaks, sausages and barbecued meats.

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Oct 22, 2016
Amazing recipe
by: Jill

We lived in Germany from 1987-1990 while my husband was stationed at Rhein Mein Air Base. Our favorite restaurant was The Corner Steakhouse in Raunheim. It was there that I first had Kraeuterbutter. I have been trying to find the recipe for YEARS! This recipe is the closest I have found! We absolutely live it! And if any of your are ever in Raunheim, check out the restaurant. It is an amazing experience!

Jun 18, 2016
good german food
by: sarah

looking for this. my daughter wants it.spent most of the 80's and early 90's in the K-Town area and we miss it thanks

Mar 22, 2016
Krauter Butter Recipe
by: Anonymous

Of my 20 years in the Army, 12 of them were in Germany. I was so glad to find this recipe because I really enjoyed this. I am anxious to introduce friends to it. Thank you.

Mar 15, 2016
Herb butter
by: Denise in Mobile

Just watched a cooking segment on the Today show; the chef made a herb butter to go on top of a grilled steak. Took me back 30 years, to my 5 year stay in Germany at Ramstein air base. Yes, loved the food, wine, beer and people of Germany. Recently purchased a commercially made herb butter, no where close to kraeuterbutter that I remember. Thanks for posting your recipe.

Dec 19, 2015
German culture brought home
by: Chris

So it seems many of us enjoyed rumpsteak mit kraeuterbutter while stationed in Germany. Certainly the food is one thing I sure miss. My three years spent in Giebelstadt was awesome and this is one of the items I miss most. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 10, 2015
by: Jackie

I grew up in Germany 30 years and miss all the german food! Thank you for sharing the recipie!
Rota, Spain would be the place i would retire in a heartbeat! <3

Jul 01, 2014
Pomme Fritz Salz
by: Anonymous

Love Kaeuter Butter!

Lived in Germany in Lahr for 6 years. 85-91. It will always be a part of my heart.

Now I have this recipe.

Does anyone have a recipe for Pomme Frites Salz??!

Jun 24, 2014
Kraeuterbutter Recipe
by: Anonymous

Tim, I was in Germany for 3 years myself during the 80's, it was the best time of my life too. Love the people and the food. Boy-O-Boy did I miss the Kraeuterbutter too; this recipe is a gold mine. Thank you!

Apr 25, 2014
by: Tim from Dallas

Spent 21 years in the Army and spent six in Germany. This such a great find, never wanted to leave Europe just because of the people, well just because of the people. Best time in our lives.

Oct 24, 2011
Kraeuterbutter Recipe
by: Anita

Thank you so much for the recipe. We lived in Rota, Spain 1980-1983 and were able to get this with no problem. Now we are back in the states it is impossible to find. Now I can make my own we love it with just about everything.


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Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!