How To Make Clarified Butter At Home
Learning how to make clarified butter at home couldn't be easier. A great staple to have on hand. With an extended shelf life clarified butter makes an ideal cooking fat, and is used in many traditional recipes.
Start by placing a few pounds of butter in a deep pot or other heat proof container. Using a tall metal container, or very deep pot will make skimming the butter easier.
Place the pot of butter on the stove or other heat source, (the back of a grill works great as well), and keep the heat on very low. It should be just hot enough to melt the butter.
Once the butter is fully melted and hot, you'll see the butter fat start to separate out naturally with the milk solids rising to the top and form a foam. Skim The foam off (these are the milk solids), as they form, and discard them.
When fully clarified and clear, the pure butter fat is ladled out and stored in glass jars for future use.