What is Clarified Butter? First, butter is made up of three things: butterfat, water, and milk solids. Milk solids are the reason butter starts to burn at a lower temperature than something like olive oil. When you clarify butter, you remove all the milk solids and water, but are left with the butterfat. This creates a higher smoke point, which makes clarified butter ideal for cooking and sautéing. The process is simple; it just takes a little time because of the low cooking temperature. Clarified butter can only be made from butter, not milk. We recommend using unsalted butter so you have only pure butterfat with no salty flavor at the end but if you only have salted butter it will work.
How to Clarify Butter
- Start with butter. You can use salted or unsalted. Melt it in a skillet over low heat.
- Continue cooking over low heat, without stirring, while the butter foams and bubbles. The spattering (if there is any) is a good sign the water is evaporating. Not stirring is important, as you want the milk solids to sink to the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and let stand a minute
- Carefully skim the foam off the top of the butter. Slowly strain the butter through cheesecloth over a fine mesh sieve to catch all of the milk solids that were at the bottom of the pan.
- Store in an air tight container. You do not have to store in the refrigerator. Because you took the water out the butter is will stay good for 8 months or more. That is one of the other benefits of using ghee butter.
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