Double Boiler Clarified Butter with Video

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Okay, I’ll admit that there are probably a thousand posts on this site on the clarification of butter. But, I'm working on perfecting my cooking videos, and this seemed as good a topic as any.

My twist to the whole procedure is to use a double boiler to control the temperature of the process, and therefore keep the clarified butter from turning into Ghee.

Anyway, things like making beef, chicken, and fish stocks, and making a consume, as well as clarifying butter, are some of the first skills you learn when attending a cooking school.

So, you ready… Let’s get cooking.


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Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
sweet butter, unsalted

Directions Step-By-Step

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Chef’s Note: If you want to watch the video, click here: youtu.be/JGXgIllmvGc
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Fill the bottom portion of the double boiler with water, about half way up.
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Set on the burner and bring it up to a good simmer.
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Meanwhile, cut the butter into cubes and place in the top portion of the double boiler.
5
Place over the simmering water, and allow the butter to completely melt, about 8 to 12 minutes.
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As the foam begins to rise to the surface skim it off with a small spoon, ladle, or gravy separator.
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Continue the process until the butter no longer generates any more foam, about 20 minutes.
8
Remove from heat, and carefully remove any additional foam.
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Strain the mixture through a couple of folds of cheesecloth, or a fine tea strainer, into a sealable container.
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Chef’s Note: The milk solids collect at the bottom of the pan; therefore, as you are pouring the butter fat, stop before they go into the strainer.
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Chef’s Tip: Some people use the leftover milk solids on popcorn.
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The golden nectar you now have is clarified butter, ready for use.
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Chef’s Note: Clarified butter will last for several months.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #butter, #ghee, #clarify