Clarified Butter

Samnee (sem-nee)

Preparation info

  • About

    3 cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Clarified butter, also called drawn butter, enhances the flavor of several recipes in this book, especially sweets. You can store it for months in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you clarify butter, you are separating the dairy solids and moisture from the butter fat, yielding a lighter flavor and butter that has a higher smoke point.

Ingredients

For the Clarified Butter

  • 2 pounds unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces

    Method

    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare this up to 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.