WE LOVE GHEE!
Ghee is becoming a popular fat to cook with but what is ghee and why do we all love it so much?
What is ghee?
Put simply Ghee is a form of highly-clarified butter typically made from cows milk. As you will see in the video - it's made by melting regular, store-bought butter! After a while, the butter separates into liquid fats and milk solids. Once separated, the milk solids are removed. The remaining product is a clarified, richly flavoured, butter oil with a delicious toffee/ nutty taste.
Why do we love it?
1. Suitable for people who have slight dairy sensitivities: It is a popular oil to use for people who have a slight dairy sensitivity. The clarification and separation process removes most of casein proteins and lactose which can (in some people with sensitivities) cause a reaction.
2. Increases smoke point: Butter has a low smoke point of 150 °C. The clarification process removes milk solids, therefore, increasing the temperature at which the oil will breakdown. Ghee has a smoke point of 250 °C making it an excellent cooking oil for sauteeing, stir-frying and roasting foods.
3. It is affordable and easy to make: There is only ONE ingredient to this recipe!!! Just use a high quality pastured, grass-fed and organic butter. at your local supermarket (Aldi or Woolworths).
Here is the how-to...
* Ghee can be included as a part of some people's Metabolic Balance Plan after the strict 2-week phase is finished!
3 x 250g blocks of Organic Butter (found in Aldi or Woolworths)
1. Melt butter over a medium heat whilst stirring.
2. Bring to the boil - note that the milk solids will begin to drop to the bottom
3. Continue stirring until second bubbles begin to foam
4. The liquid will turn transparent and golden brown in colour.
5. Strain through a gauze cloth
Total time = 30 minutes | Store in the cupboard.