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.
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Last modified on: June 21th 2017

For 200 g, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Clarified butter : Photo of step #1
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.
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Skim off the foam which forms on the surface with a tablespoon.

Stage 3 - 2 hours
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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.
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Press firmly on the butter to unmould.

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

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

Stage 7
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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.
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Break the block in pieces, and make melt on slow fire.

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

Stage 10
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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.

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).

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Source

From a tip of chef Jacques Thorel.

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