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Making Clarified Butter: {How-To}

Sounds a bit intimidating for those of us that aren’t gourmet chefs or fancy cooks, but cooking with clarified butter is a great habit to get into if you fry or saute dishes since it doesn’t brown quickly (it’s great to dip seafood into too).

Dipping King CrabWhat is it? It’s melted butter fat with the milk solids and water removed. This is easy to prepare and you can make it ahead of time, just store in refrigerator to use as needed.


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Quick Microwave Method:

You could also try melting it in a cup and then use a large spoon to hold solids inside cup while you pour out the clarified part.


Rule of Thumb: One stick will lose approximately 1 tablespoon of volume once clarified.