How To Clarify Butter Recipe

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How To Clarify Butter

Martha Price


Simple to do!
As inspired by Cuisine At Home magazine.

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5 Min


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Directions Step-By-Step

Clarifying butter separates the milk solids from the oily butterfat in butter, which enables you to enjoy the rich taste of butter when sautéing or frying, while avoiding burning or turning the butter brown. The browning is caused by the milk solids cooking - they can't tolerate high heat.
Slowly melt butter over low heat.You will see three layers form. Skim off the top foamy layer and discard. The deep yellow middle layer is the butterfat - pour this into a container. This is the clarified butter you want to use for sauteing. What's left in the bottom are the milk solids - discard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #butter