Maybe it's just me, but I like things to come out evenly. If I make a sandwich, you can bet the spread covers every spot on the bread, not just slathered towards the middle. A squirt of ketchup would never do on a burger.
So when it comes to topping a dish with pats of butter, I grate a stick (or however much the recipe calls for) over the top. It looks a bit like cheese, but this is butter.
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