How To Make Clarified Butter

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  • Clarified Butter in a glass bowl.

    Clarified butter, sometimes known as drawn butter or ghee, is used in many culinary cuisines around the world.

    By clarifying butter, the heating process separates the milk solids which float to surface from the butterfat.  Clarified butter does not burn as easily as regular butter so it’s great for sautéing meat or seafood.  Here is how to make clarified butter.

    I use Clarified Butter for Seared Scallops recipe.

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    Clarified Butter
    Prep Time
    3 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    18 mins
     

    Clarified butter, sometimes known as drawn butter or ghee, is used in many culinary cuisines around the world.

    Course: Condiments, How to
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: butter
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • ½ cup Unsalted butter (½ cup = 8 Tbsp or 1 stick)
    Instructions
    1. Cut butter into small pieces.
      Clarified Butter 1
    2. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, and do not stir.
      Clarified Butter 2
    3. Skim off foam and discard.
      Clarified Butter 3
    4. Pour the butter over a fine mesh sieve to avoid the milky layer.
      Clarified Butter 4
    5. Now ready to use.
    Recipe Notes

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