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Ghee (Clarified Butter)

_DSC0766 If you adore the exquisite smell of butter and cooking is your passion, then you definitely need to prepare a special healthy clarified butter named Ghee. It is better than classic butter when you prepare meals at high heat – 400˚-500˚F (204˚-260˚C) or for a long time. The ghee-making processes originates in India.

Compared to the butter, ghee has a different taste – it is sweeter and creamier. Try to not exceed a daily dose of 2 tbsp or 20 g, because Ghee contains almost the same calories as the common butter. The great advantage is the fact that our body metabolizes faster the type of fats in clarified butter.

Ghee is a butter melted over low heat for a long period of time. In the preparation process the water evaporates and the milk solids are removed.

Check out these easy instructions on how to make a clarified butter at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound or 500 g of butter

Tools:

  • Saucepan
  • Spoon or ladle
  • Heat-proof mug
  • Cheesecloth
  • Jar

Preparation time: 60 minutes

How to prepare?
Put the butter in the saucepan and adjust the heat at medium lever. Lower the temperature when the butter is melted.

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Continue simmering and skim the foam as it appears to the top. Instead of skimming the foam, you could wait for the foam to drop to the bottom of the saucepan. When the butter changes color to intense gold(not brown) and the pure butterfat turns clear without foam bubbles on the surface, remove the butter.

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In order to remove the solid particles from the bottom of the saucepan; strain them out. Use a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Pour the clarified butter into a heat-proof mug. Once the liquid has cooled, pour it into a jar. You can store the ghee in the fridge or on the shelf.