Making Clarified Butter


A few days ago in an article on oils we said we would post this recipe. Clarified Butter is easy to make.  I worked at a heath food store for awhile and we made and used clarified butter to cook with. You have to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn. Here is the recipe;

  • Use unsalted butter
  • ½ to 1 pound butter (you can use larger amounts according to your needs)
  • You heat the desired amount of butter in a pan or skillet (I use a skillet)
  • When melted and completely separated, (it should be clear and be able to see to bottom)
  • Skim off the white foam on top
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes so the milky solids can settle to bottom
  • Pour the clear liquid in a glass jar with lid
  • The residue at the bottom, I just throw away


In India homemade ghee or clarified butter it is sometimes stored in the open (not in cans or refrigerated) for several months to a year.

Preparedness Mom


Related posts:

This entry was posted in food storage and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *