Homemade Ghee (Slow Cooker)

Lee Thayer


Ghee is clarified butter, meaning that the milk solids are removed from butter, much the same way lard or tallow is rendered. For some humor, if you are cooking an Indian dish, call it ghee, if cooking a French dish, call it clarified butter. Keeps everyone on their toes ;)


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1 pint
5 Min
4 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


How to Make Homemade Ghee (Slow Cooker)


  1. Add the butter to your slow cooker, place on Low setting.
  2. Place the lid on, slightly tilted to allow steam to escape. Time to cook this is 2-4 hours. The time depends on the quality of butter and the temperature of your slow cooker on Low setting.
  3. No stirring, start checking on it at the 2 hour mark then every 30 minutes until the milk solids are browned and fall to the bottom and stick to the sides of the pot. Hard to see here, but there is milk solids on the bottom of the cooker.
  4. When the ghee is ready, place 3-4 layers of cheesecloth in a strainer, and place the strainer over a clean pot. Pour the ghee into the cheesecloth and let the strainer drain for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the ghee into a sterilized pint mason jar and allow to cool to room temperature.
  6. This is the cooker with the ghee poured out, showing the milk solids on the bottom and sides.

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About Homemade Ghee (Slow Cooker)

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium

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