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Old 04-12-2014, 02:22 PM   #11
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I still do not see the difference between clarified butter and ghee. According to your post, clarified butter is butterfat with the water and solids removed and ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer. That is what I call browned clarified butter. How is one different than the other?...

You explained the difference nicely. Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has been cooked longer, resulting in a darker color and different flavor.
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So are ghee and clarified brown butter synonymous? According to the post Cave make they are not the same thing. Was that just saying that non-browned clarified butter and ghee are not the same, but once you brown it they are the same? This question (is ghee and clarified butter the same) seems to come up every few years and I have never felt like I have gotten a grasp on the actual answer.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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I still do not see the difference between clarified butter and ghee. According to your post, clarified butter is butterfat with the water and solids removed and ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer. That is what I call browned clarified butter. How is one different than the other?...

You explained the difference nicely. Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has been cooked longer, resulting in a darker color and different flavor.
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Old 04-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #14
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This is were I am confused. Which is it?
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I still do not see the difference between clarified butter and ghee. According to your post, clarified butter is butterfat with the water and solids removed and ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer. That is what I call browned clarified butter. How is one different than the other?

Why do you use a slow cooker to make your ghee? It is so quick and easy to make it on the stovetop. What benefit do you get from making it in the slowcooker?

I used to make what I called browned clarified butter all the time. The trick is to not take your eyes off it because it goes from browned to burnt very quickly. Also, it is hard to do in a non-stick pan as it is hard to see the color change. A silver colored pan is much easier.
That post was quoted from the Internet---- and you know that the next hit at Google will say they're the same!

I clarified (pun intended) my position later in that post:
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"So, I'm gonna call MY ghee----- ghee OR clarified butter. Until I brown some then I'll call it browned ghee."

GB, you asked me "Why do you use a slow cooker to make your ghee? " then you answered your question in the next paragraph:

"The trick is to not take your eyes off it".


Someday when you're old and grey you'll understand my reason better.

But you have some good points for others.
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If your slow cooker is hot enough to brown it then it is hot enough to burn it so I still don't see the reason you use.
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If your slow cooker is hot enough to brown it then it is hot enough to burn it so I still don't see the reason you use.
That's O.K.

But if you really want an explanation:

Pick one:

1. "Because it's there" ~George Mallory

2. I have to justify buying one so I use it for a lot of things

3. It was on sale and now I have to use it (See Point #2)

4. A friend makes her ghee in her slow cooker and I just had to do it. Her last name is Jones.

5. How silly would I look if I bought a slow cooker and didn't use it like the Internet said I could?
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OK. I was just wondering if I was missing something. Seemed like you were saying there might be a benefit over stovetop. I now understand it is just personal choice.
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ok. I was just wondering if i was missing something. Seemed like you were saying there might be a benefit over stovetop. I now understand it is just personal choice.
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Ghee is a type of clarified butter

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This is were I am confused. Which is it?

Ghee is a subset of clarified butter.

All ghee is clarified butter but not all clarified butter is ghee.
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