Why choose unsalted butter

Butter is available both with and without salt. The salt is added for extra flavor and to help preserve it so it has a longer shelf life. The problem is that sometimes the salt in butter can be more than a recipe needs.

Choosing unsalted butter gives you more control over how much salt your dish contains.

If you only have salted butter, the best thing to do is omit approximately teaspoon of salt per cup (one stick) of butter used in the recipe.