Making Clarified Butter

Tis’ the season for lots of holiday baking and great food!

Today I made a jar of Clarified Butter and I was pleasantly surprised how good it turned out this time.  I made a jar about a month ago and ended up throwing it away. It kept clouding up and eventually it turned into a soft white milky scary looking substance……YIKES!  That’s what I get for using a cheap unknown brand of butter.  This time I used a quality brand of butter and the results were great!

When you melt butter over low heat it will break down into 3 layers; on top – a white foamy froth or the whey protein; the milk solids (a creamy solid) will drop to the bottom of your pan and that beautiful golden liquid in the middle – is the Clarified Butter! Can’t wait to try my Clarified Butter in some sautéed veggies tonight! Clarified Butter is great for frying because it has a high smoke point and it doesn’t burn. Here’s how I made Clarified Butter.

I started with 3 sticks of quality butter.


I added the butter in a heavy sauce pan over LOW heat and melted it real slow.



When my butter started to melt I gently skimmed the foamy froth from the top. I spooned it to a small bowl. Take your time with this step and be patient.

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I added a piece of cheesecloth in a strainer over a glass measuring bowl.  I slowly strained my Clarified Butter through the cheesecloth.

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When you strain the Clarified Butter through cheesecloth, the remaining whey protein (foamy froth) will be caught in the cheesecloth.


The milk solids (the creamy solid stuff) will drop to the bottom of your pan.


Here’s what is left……a beautiful golden liquid ready to use for; dipping a delicate piece of lobster or sautéing some great veggies.  I’m going to mix some of my Clarified Butter with peanut oil and fry up a batch of delicious chicken wings……….my favorite football munchie!



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Author:Josie Roed

“Many of our most cherished memories involve gathering together around the dinner table and enjoying great food. Always make time for a great homemade meal with your family and friends.”


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2 Comments on “Making Clarified Butter”

  1. December 29, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Nicely done Josie!

    • December 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

      hey my friend :o) thanks for your comment. thanks for stopping by my blog. Be blessed and be safe!

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