Pronunciation: [burr NWAR]
A French term meaning "black butter," referring to butter cooked over low heat until dark brown (not black). Beurre noir is sometimes flavored with vinegar or lemon juice, capers and parsley and served with eggs, fish, brains and some vegetables.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.