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Old 07-04-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Anyone here use ghee?

ghee vs butter vs clarified butter

anyone here using ghee in their recipes?

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Old 07-05-2006, 02:40 AM   #2
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ive never heard of ghee, or clarified butter so i just use butter
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
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I use ghee in recipes that call for it. (like when I'm making east indian dishes) Ghee is basically clarified butter that has been cooked a bit longer to remove all the water from the butter. (it can be stored in the fridge and for longer than regular clarified butter which tends to get a bit grainy when chilled sometimes)

Cookboymanchild- clarified butter and ghee are both a type of oil that is made from butter. Basically you melt down butter and heat it until the whey proteins foam and rise to the top. You then skim off the foam until all that is left is the clear, yellow-ish butterfat. (also a good idea to strain it through cheesecloth as some milk solids sink to the bottom during the cooking process and you dont want those in your clarified butter)
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:06 AM   #4
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Depends what I'm cooking. I only use ghee for Indian/Pakistani dishes, clarified butter in some European dishes and butter (salted and unsalted) for other dishes. It's not an either/or.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:07 AM   #5
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Oops, Sorry Grumblebee - great minds obviously DO think alike
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:35 AM   #6
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I've used ghee sometimes, but it's not something I go out of my way to make. I don't use a lot of clarified butter either. I prefer whole, unsalted butter or oil.
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:14 AM   #7
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i used it for cookies & curry puffs
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:44 AM   #8
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I have used it for popcorn occasionally, but I do not make it very often at all.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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Ya, use them in most traditional dishes.
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:48 PM   #10
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I've bought and made ghee before, but only when butter tends to go on sale. As much as I love it, the same thing applies to making clarifed butter as well. Durring the holidays or if I know that I've got a lot of cooking coming up I will try to prepare some clarifed butter in advance, it wonderful to cook with (I think).
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