I use butter often, but I don’t like trying to cut the butter into small bits in order to get every square inch covered. Then I had an “ah-ha” moment – why not grate the butter? It worked perfectly. The bits were just enough to add a butter flavor and I was able to get the butter to go further that way.
Another great use of the grater for butter – making pie crusts. With great pie crust recipes (like this one on allrecipes.com), you have to have a food processor to process the butter very finely while it’s cold. Instead, you can freeze the butter and then grate it and add it to the flour for pie crust. Works perfectly without the need for a costly appliance that takes up self space!