|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1/2 cup (8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||36%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chives are very easy to grow and, once established in your garden, you will find yourself searching for ways to keep up with the growth. Garlic chive butter is a delicious way to use your yield. This butter is great for making toasted garlic bread and can be used to fry hash browns or top a big mountain of mashed potatoes.
You can grow your chives in the ground or you can grow them in a large planter. The plants look ornamental and, in the summer, they will grow large, edible flowers that you can harvest and use to dress up a salad.
Harvest the chives whenever you need them using kitchen scissors to clip the chives off of the main plant. Give the leaves a quick rinse under cold water, dab them dry with a paper towel, and then either cut them into small bits with a knife or scissors.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)
- 1 small clove garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
Cover the herb butter and store in the refrigerator for 3 hours before use.
The butter will keep for several days, but it is doubtful it will last that long.
- If you are vegan or have allergies to dairy products, you can replace the dairy butter with vegan butter.
- The butter can be used for a wide variety of cooking. Use it to fry pork chops or chicken. Put a glob of it on your baked potato or use it on vegetables.