Clarified butter


Clarified butter
This is a way of melting butter to eliminate all the impurities.

The clarified butter can then be heated without spoiling, and is more digestible.

It is ideal for cooking at high temperatures where small black specks would spoil the appearance, or for emulsified sauces like béarnaise or mousseline.
445K 54 4.3
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Last modified on: June 21th 2017

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For 200 g, you will need:
  • 1 butter 250 g butter
  • Total weight: 250 grams

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5 min.2 hours9 min.2 hours 14 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Clarified butter
Put 250 g butter cut in pieces in a pan on medium heat, allow to melt then wait until it begin to boils.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Clarified butter
Skim off the foam which forms on the surface with a tablespoon.

Stage 3 - 2 hours
Clarified butter
Pour the content of the pan in a bowl.

Let cool, then put in the fridge for 2 hours at least.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Clarified butter
Press firmly on the butter to unmould.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Clarified butter
You can see that butter impurity are white, and separate from the butter who is yellow.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Clarified butter
Rinse butter under cold water to remove last impurity.

Stage 7
Clarified butter
You should get a clean yellow block of clarified butter.

You can use it from now, but it's more convenient to make it melt again.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
Clarified butter
Break the block in pieces, and make melt on slow fire.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Clarified butter
Then pour in a jar.

Stage 10
Clarified butter
Let cool and put in the fridge.

It's done. You can seal the jar, and keep in the fridge for several weeks with no problem and just use what you need when you need.
Remarks
As it keeps very well, it is worth making a large quantity at a time, then keeping it in the fridge in a sealed container.
Keeping
A few weeks in the fridge in a closed jar.
Source
From a tip of chef Jacques Thorel.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,898 Kcal or 7,947 Kj2 gr0 gr210 gr
95 %1 %0 %32 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
759 Kcal or 3,178 Kj1 gr0 gr84 gr
38 %<1 %0 %13 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 200 g : 1.75 €

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