I was reading a question here on Food and mslsec.com and no one seemed to know how much it is. I tried to Google convert it to cups but no dice.

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So how much is it?


In this Gordon Ramsey scrambled eggs video he uses a "knob" of butter. It appears to be about 2 Tbsp.

I don"t think it"s intended to be a specific term. You"d never see "knob" used for baking, where exact amounts matter. When mslsec.com, recipes tend to be a general guideline rather than a strict set of instructions.



As a chef who is queer as a three dollar bill, I don't think your mother is on the right track. (FWIW, my parents are English too). The nonchalance comes with confidence and knowing that a little more of this or a little less of that in home mslsec.com is really going to make very little difference to the end result.
I tend to treat it as "a knifeful" but thinking about now it its probably about 1-1.5 tbsp, depending on how soft the butter is.

If the butter is too cold to get a knife to scoop it with, and I have to cut it, I try to cut a corner off starting about 1 cm into the edge, creating a pyramid type shape.

hobodave pointed out Gordon Ramsey uses about 2 tbsp, but that tends to be the same with the chefs, they go heavy on the salt and the butter and the cream.



2 or 3 tablespoons is equal to a knob. Also it depends on what you want, it is your choice how much your eggs taste of butter.


I believe the term "knob" of butter was developed and used in the days before standardized measuring. The amount is about 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons -- about the size of a knob on a kitchen drawer.

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