The Basics: Clarified Butter

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The Technique

Clarified Butter 

Butter is comprised of about 80 percent butterfat & about 16 percent water leaving the remaining makeup being that of milk solids & salt, if applicable. Clarified Butter is a method in which the butterfat is separated from the water & the milk solids which produces an incredibly clean flavor & a fat that can withstand high heat levels. It’s also used to prepare rich sauces. Learn how to clarify butter for use in a variety of recipe applications. 

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makes about 1/4 cup

Cut 1/3 cup unsalted butter into pieces & place in a small heavy saucepan. Melt over Medium-Low heat 4 to 5 minutes or until the milk solids begin to separate. Remove from the heat. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Pour the butter through a fine wire mesh strainer. Using a spoon, skim the surface to remove any remaining solids. Let the butter stand an 5 additional minutes. Pour the butter into a glass measuring cup & discard any remaining solids that may have collected on the bottom. Use the clarified butter as directed in specific recipe applications. 

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Cooking Classics: Clarified Butter By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick A Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingHow To Make Clarified Butter

Clarified Butter is ideal to use when you do not want to compromise flavor while cooking & sautéing items at high temperatures. It’s great for pan searing steaks or cooking items coated in breadcrumbs as they will brown beautifully while delivering that rich, indulgent flavor. It’s also used to prepare Hollandaise Sauce & Béarnaise Sauce which can be used to lift the flavor of ordinary steamed vegetables or  grilled meats.

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Gather a saucepan, a spoon & a few additional pieces of equipment. Read through the instructions before beginning the technique. Here’s what you should know. 

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No. 1

Cut 1/3 cup unsalted butter into pieces & place in a small heavy saucepan. 

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Melt over Medium-Low heat 4 to 5 minutes or until the milk solids begin to separate.

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Remove from the heat. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes. 

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Pour the butter through a fine wire mesh strainer. Using a spoon, skim the surface to remove any remaining solids. You’ll notice that some of the milk solids will cling to the sides of the measuring cup.

Cooking Classics: Clarified Butter By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick A Culinary & Entertaining Brand Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 5

Let the butter stand an 5 additional minutes. Pour the butter into another glass measuring cup & discard any remaining solids that may have collected on the bottom. Use the clarified butter as directed in specific recipe applications.

Clarified butter can be prepared ahead of time & placed in the refrigerator until needed. There are a wide range of notions as to how long it can be stored. I find that it’s best to prepare a small amount & use it within a month as it will take on other flavors that may be in your refrigerator. It will become grainy in texture once chilled & this is normal.

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