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How to Clarify Butter

Follow these simple steps to clarify butter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine: Any
Keyword: clarified butter
Servings: 3


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)


  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium low heat. Do not stir.
  • Cook butter for 20 minutes, until white foam (milk solids) float on top.
  • Skim milk solids with spoon.
  • Remove from heat, let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Strain through wire mesh strainer lined with a few layers ofcheesecloth.
  • Do not pour residual milk solids in the bottom of the panthrough cheesecloth.
  • Store in jar in refrigerator.