Clarified Butter

Preparation info

  • Makes

    a quarter

    , depending on the amount of butter used
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

The process of clarifying butter does two things: It boils out the water (of which there is a great deal in butter), and it causes the milk solids to fall out of suspension. Some of the solids will rise to the top as foam, but most will fall to the bottom. During clarification, you will lose a third to a half of the quantity of butter you started with. So if you start with two sticks of butter, you’ll end up with a quarter to a third of a cup of clarified butter.

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