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Clarified Butter
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
How to clarify butter
Course: Method to clarify butter
Cuisine: General
Servings: 8
Author: Rex
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter two sticks
  1. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and place it in a sauce pan.
  2. Melt the butter over low heat. Continue to cook until you don't see any more solids floating to the top.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and use a spoon to remove the floating solids. Do the best that you can, but if you are unable to remove all of the solids it is OK. We will filter the remaining solids out later.
  4. Place a few layers of cheese cloth in a strainer to form a filter. Then pour the remaining liquid through the makeshift filter.
  5. Pour the clarified butter into a covered container and refrigerate for up to 2 months. You can use a mason jar, Tupperware or even a squeeze bottle.
Recipe Notes

I used a squeeze bottle for my container. You will notice that the butter will congeal in the fridge. To liquefy the clarified butter just let the bottle sit in warm water for a couple of minutes. If you use a wide mouth container like a mason jar you can just spoon out the amount that you need.