A wooden board with butter cut into, a bowl of butter squares, and a knife
TikTok's Restaurant Butter Hack Makes Spreading So
Much Easier
By David Tran
For many, warm bread with butter is a restaurant staple and an early indicator of the experience one will have. If the bread and butter don’t arrive warm, trying to spread cold butter onto lukewarm bread is a recipe for disaster, but using a fork can help make the task mess-free.
A viral TikTok video that has garnered a whopping 15 million views and more than 385,000 likes demonstrates how to seamlessly spread butter. Gently stab a fork into a butter packet, squeeze the packet onto the piece of bread or toast, and voila, spirals of butter will land on your piece of bread.
If the idea of squeezing butter makes you squeamish, there are other ways to warm up butter in restaurants. Use natural heat by cupping the butter packet in the palms of your hands for about 10 seconds to make sure it’s spreadable, or you can grate it with a grater or vegetable peeler.