Ghee - Clarified Butter

Homemade Ghee
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 pound (32 servings)
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Ghee is an ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. It is also called clarified butter. Ghee can be quite expensive in the stores; making it in your own kitchen is easy and inexpensive. You can store ghee in an airtight container on a pantry shelf.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound unsalted butter

How to Make It

  1. Using a medium saucepan, heat butter on medium heat.
  2. Allow butter to melt and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. You will notice that the oil will separate itself. The top will begin to froth; remove froth.
  3. Allow the oil to become clear. Once clear, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. After cooling, strain ghee through a very fine strainer into container or jar, or through 3-5 layers of cheesecloth.
  1. Place  a lid on container and store on a shelf.