Monday, April 28, 2014

Cooking With Ghee

My brother posted something about ghee a while back.  I finally decided to make some and try it out.

Making it is simple:

  1. Melt butter
  2. Heat to a boil
  3. Leave it on the heat after the boiling stops
  4. It will foam again and start to brown in about 8 minutes
  5. Strain it through cheese cloth into a heat resistant jar
Ghee tastes like a very intense, browned butter.

For the last couple of weeks I've been using it as an oil substitute in everything:  chicken, fish, stir fry, rice pilaf, dal, you name it.  I haven't used it for popcorn yet, but I hope to do so this weekend.

It's probably a lot less healthy than olive oil, so I'll probably stop using it so much.  But it is a pretty useful thing to have on hand.

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