Have you ever wondered how to make clarified butter, also known as liquid gold in my house? The process is relatively easy and perfect for making sauces and gravies or to use on seafood.

How to Make Clarified Butter

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: How to clarify butter, how to make clarified butter, what is clarified butter?
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 3255 kcal
Have you ever wondered how to make clarified butter, also known as liquid gold in my house? The process is relatively easy and perfect for making sauces and gravies or to use on seafood.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place butter in a medium, heavy bottom saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Do not stir.
  2. Allow butter to melt, moving to low heat if it starts to brown or smell nutty. Soon a white foam will develop on the top. Tilt saucepan to the side and carefully spoon white foam off the top. You might have to repeat this process several times until you get it all removed.
  3. For most, this is good, but if you want to get really serious, run your clarified butter through a cheesecloth to get the rest of the milk solids. Discards any browned bits at the bottom of the pan.
  4. Use in a recipe or store for later.
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Clarified Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3255 Calories from Fat 3312
% Daily Value*
Fat 368g566%
Saturated Fat 233g1456%
Cholesterol 976mg325%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 108mg3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 11345IU227%
Calcium 109mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.