Clarified Butter

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    Clarified butter should keep for at least 6 months in the refrigerator.


  1. 1 lb unsalted butter, cubed


  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Continue to cook over medium-high heat; an even layer of white milk proteins will float to the surface.
  3. Bring to a boil; the milk proteins will become foamy.
  4. Lower heat to medium and continue to gently boil; the milk proteins eventually will sink to the bottom of the pot, and the boiling will begin to calm and then cease.
  5. Once boiling has stopped, pour butter through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or through a coffee filter or paper towel into a heatproof container to removed the browned milk solids.
  6. Let cool, then transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Serves: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Type of Food: Condiment/Sauce,Vegetarian
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Refrigerator

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