1CLARIFIED BUTTER: Place the butter in a heavy saucepan & melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat & let stand for 5 minutes.
Skim the foam from the top & slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of pan.
What makes clarified butter so great is its higher smoke point. This means you can cook meats & fish at a higher temperature than you can with regular butter, making it ideal for pan frying. By clarifying the butter during a slow cooking process, you're able to strain out the milk solids that burn quickly as well as the water & salt. You'll lose about 1/4 of your original butter amount during the process & the clarified butter will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator for about 1 month.