DIY Ghee (clarified butter) Recipe

Ghee is simultaneously one of the healthiest and tastiest cooking oils.  It’s also a very practical cooking oil because it can withstand high heat without breaking down or smoking.  Ghee made from organic butter contains high amounts of vitamin k2, which is essential for bone strength and cardiovascular health.  It’s also a great source of healthy fats, including CLA, which may provide antioxidant, metabolic, and cardiovascular benefits.  Even more, ghee is far more shelf stable than butter, making it great for traveling or leaving out for easy spreadability.

DIY ghee is easy and fun.  Homemade ghee is also cost saving.  By following the recipe below you’ll save half the amount you would spend on store-bought ghee. Enjoy!

butter
Be sure to use organic, unsalted butter, in order to achieve ghee with the most amount of nutrients like vitamin K2, and CLA
cheesecloth
Cheese cloths are inexpensive and handy. Use 3 or 4 pieces layered together to achieve the best filtering.
buttermelting
Melt the butter on the stove on medium heat.
Ghee-stage-1
Stage 1 – What the butter will look like immediately after it melts
ghee-stage-2
Stage 2 – After the butter simmers for a while it will start to form large bubbles as the water boils out.
ghee-stage-3
Stage 3 – After the bubbles get smaller and become less frequent, a golden foam will form and brown butter solids will sink to the bottom. It’s now ready to pour through the cheesecloth!

Originally posted 2013-07-03 19:36:49.

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