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Homemade Ghee Recipe… and Why it’s Amazing!

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee

 

You’ve seen it at your local grocery store, maybe heard your friends are cooking with it, now you can try it, AND MAKE IT! See what all the fuss is about with my Homemade Ghee recipe… And learn why it’s amazing!

What is Ghee Anyway?

Ghee is essentially clarified butter.  Butter cooked to a point where the water and milk solids (mostly proteins) have been boiled off, leaving just the rich, golden butterfat.  It is solid at room temperature and because it doesn’t contain milk solids so those of us with milk allergies or an intolerance can safely enjoy ghee. Homemade Ghee or store-bought, can stay safely in your cupboard, without spoiling because the milk solids are removed.  It can also be heated to a higher cooking temperature (482 degrees!) without smoking and is great for many stovetop meals, such as frying eggs, sautéing vegetables, meats, etc.  The options are endless!

Ghee’s Amazing Health Benefits

This fat is healthy fat.  And if you make it like I do or purchase it from a grass-fed source, it will just compound these health benefits!  According to Real Food For Life, These include:

  • Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins, A D and E.
  • Ghee is rich in K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties if it is sourced from grass fed cows.
  • Ghee does not spoil easily so does not need refrigeration. Some ghee mixtures last up to 100 years.
  • Ghee is Nutritionally Rich Like Coconut Oil.  Just like coconut oil, ghee is rich in medium chain fatty acids which are absorbed directly to the liver (like carbs) and burnt as energy. Athletes can use ghee as a consistent energy source.
  • Buttery taste without causing dairy allergies.  Ghee is made from butter, but the milk solids and impurities have been removed so most people who are lactose or casein intolerant have no issue with ghee.
  • The energy from these medium chain fatty acids can be used to burn other fats in the system and lose weight.

With all these wonderful benefits to Ghee, you can see why I am such a fan!  You can definitely buy ghee at your  local grocery or health food store, which I have tried personally, and the taste does not compare to homemade ghee!  Not only that it is so much cheaper and doesn’t take much time at all to make.

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee with This Step-by-Step Guide!

Ingredients and supplies

  • One pound grass-fed unsalted butter (I love Kerrygold)
  • saucepan
  • finemesh sieve
  • mason jar for storage

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee
Place butter in sauce pan on medium-low heat. It will begin to simmer and bubble.
Make Your Own Homemade Ghee
After a few minutes, the milk solids will begin to float on the top like this. Keep simmering!
Make Your Own Homemade Ghee
Using a bowl and a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth, pour ghee into bowl.
Make Your Own Homemade Ghee
You will have the browned milk solids left in the sieve and bottom of sauce pan.

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee

Make Your Own Homemade Ghee
Golden goodness can be poured into your mason jar to cool. Speed the process by placing in the refrigerator.

Do you have a favorite recipe that uses homemade ghee?  Please share!

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