This section includes all recipes posted on the previous version of our site as well as reposts of all new recipes posted in the main section. Please excuse any oddities that occurred on import, we are working to correct them.

Clarified Butter

Clarified butter is also called drawn butter and is nothing more than unsalted butter that is simmered and slowly melted until the water evaporates. The milk solids separate and fall to the bottom of the pan and a white foam forms on the top.   The  foam is skimmed off of the top and the clear or clarified butter is carefully poured or spooned off leaving the milky solid residue in the bottom of the pan. 

Clarified butter has a higher smoke point than regular butter and can be used for cooking at higher temperatures.  It is easy to make and can be purchased at many local markets.  Ghee is a form of clarified butter from South Asia and is also readily available in many stores.