How To Clarify Butter

Clarified butter is the result of milk fats being separated from butterfat through heating and melting. Clarified butter can be used to sauté vegetables, scramble eggs, dip with seafood, and more! Learn how to make it.

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Step 1: Melt Butter

Melt unsalted butter over low heat. Make sure to not boil the butter.

Step 2: Heat

Heat until the milk solids separate.

Step 3: Skim

Gently skim away foamy milk solids using a slotted spoon.

Step 4: Store

Ladle the remaining golden butterfat into a dish and use it to dip seafood, sauté vegetables, or make a sauce. You can also store in an airtight container for 6 months to a year without refrigeration.