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Old 08-04-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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What is Butter Oil?

Last night, on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," his competition, the "breakfast queen from Kentucky," said that she uses butter oil to cook her breakfast meals.

Isn't butter oil = ghee = clarified butter?

Just asking...

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Old 08-04-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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That would be my guess.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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There are also butter flavored oils.

http://www.butterlicious.com/
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Clarified butter is just the oil part of butter with the milk solids removed so I would assume she was talking about clarified or drawn butter.
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It's the same as clarified butter, drawn butter, anhydrous milkfat, or ghee. Check this site and scroll down to butter oil:

http://www.foodsubs.com/Fatsoils.html
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:27 PM   #6
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It is my understanding that ghee and clarified butter are not exactly the same. ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer giving it a darker color and a nuttier flavor. I could be wrong about this, but that is what I understand it to be.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:29 PM   #7
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It is my understanding that ghee and clarified butter are not exactly the same. ghee is clarified butter that has been cooked longer giving it a darker color and a nuttier flavor. I could be wrong about this, but that is what I understand it to be.

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I've read that as well, but the ghee I've seen is the color of melted butter-bright yellow.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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Yeah I have seen that as well. I have always been very confused by that Andy.

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Ghee is clarified butter taken that step further to get all the moisture evaporated and the solids begin to brown. Ghee has a longer shelf life and higher smoke point than clarified.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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Thanks cjs. That is exactly what I thought it was. Believe it or not I was not able to easily find that info online (in my quick and limited search).
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