Deep-Fried Butter Recipe

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Margie Fisher Modified: March 23, 2022
Deep-Fried Butter Recipe

How To Make Deep-Fried Butter

Deep-fried butter made with butter dipped into cinnamon-sugar mixture and batter before cooked until golden brown and puffed. An overloaded butter treat.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 40 minutes



  • ½cuplight brown sugar
  • tspground cinnamon
  • cupscold butter,cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
  • cupsall-purpose flour,divide or more as needed
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 2eggs
  • 2tbspwhite sugar
  • 4cupsvegetable oil,or as needed
  • toothpicks
  • ¼cupconfectioners’ sugar,or as needed


  1. Whisk brown sugar and 1½ teaspoons of cinnamon together in a shallow bowl. Dip each piece of butter into a cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat completely.

  2. Place butter pieces in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze until hard for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Stir 1 cup flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Beat buttermilk, eggs, and white sugar together in another bowl; add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture and beat until smooth.

  4. Gradually stir remaining flour into buttermilk mixture until the desired batter consistency is reached.

  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Poke a toothpick into the center of each frozen piece of butter. Dip butter into the batter to coat completely.

  7. Working in batches, carefully drop coated butter pieces into hot oil and cook, turning occasionally until golden brown and puffed for about 2 minutes.

  8. Transfer fried butter to a paper-towel-lined plate and dust with confectioners’ sugar.


  • Calories: 981.61kcal
  • Fat: 98.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.80g
  • Trans Fat: 1.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 60.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.18g
  • Fiber: 0.83g
  • Sugar: 11.47g
  • Protein: 3.47g
  • Cholesterol: 88.48mg
  • Sodium: 132.94mg
  • Calcium: 77.77mg
  • Potassium: 75.67mg
  • Iron: 1.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 208.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.23mg
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