How to Clarify Butter
As dairy-free diets like Whole30 and Paleo become more popular, people are seeking butter substitutes for their meals. Clarified butter is suitable for these types of diets because the water content and milk solids are removed from the whole butter to leave only the fatty substance.
Clarified butter or “ghee” is commonly used in Indian and Pakistani cooking and Middle Eastern cuisine. However, an increasing number of health-conscious people are becoming curious about making their own homemade clarified butter.
Benefits of Using Clarified Butter
Ghee does not contain the same trans-fats that butter does, so this makes it a much healthier option for many people. Clarified butter supports digestive health, and it contains Vitamins A, D, and E, which boost the immune system and promotes bone strength.
Clarified butter is a good choice for those with dairy intolerances. It is a versatile product, so you can use clarified butter to sauté vegetables, make sauces, bake desserts, and cook entrees.
Also, clarified butter does not burn as easily as regular butter because it has a higher smoke point. Because of this, ghee is suitable for frying meat or fish at higher temperatures. Since the milk solids have been removed, there is less chance of burning the butter. And that means less worrying about wasting butter while you’re cooking.
Using clarified butter also allows for creative flavor distinctions. Ghee has a slightly nutty taste compared to butter, so it is often used in savory sauces. When used to roast onions and other veggies, it produces a mouthwatering caramelized taste and texture!
Herb Infused Ghee
You can infuse herbs into ghee with LĒVO the same way you’d infuse butter. Follow those directions here.
Ghee’s extremely high concentration of fat (99-100%) makes it suitable for infusing herbs because those activated compounds bind to the fat molecules- and this is the mark of a true infusion.
If you don’t have LĒVO yet, you can follow these directions to infuse ghee, butter, or oil on the stovetop.
A helpful hack is to pour the warm, infused ghee into our herb block trays. Then you’ll have pre-measured amounts that are always ready to use.
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