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So why would I choose ghee over butter? Other than that it has a high heat tolerance.

asked by Tasha almost 4 years ago

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Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 4 years ago

I got into ghee when I did my first Whole 30. You give up dairy, grains, legumes, sugar and processed foods for 30 days and reintroduce them one at a time to see if you have any adverse reactions. Ghee has the dairy removed. I make my own now and love the flavor. It's great to cook with because of the high smoke point and flavor. I don't do canola or other seed oils, so it's a good option for me.

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trampledbygeese
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added almost 4 years ago

I find ghee and butter have different tastes, sometimes one is better in a recipe. Also I think that ghee has a much longer shelf life than butter.

I don't cook with ghee near as often as I would like, but I crave it in the summer. Whereas in the winter, my body loves butter better.

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George H
added almost 4 years ago

Most common is to remove the lactose to avoid lactose intolerance. I am sure this is not the culinary intention, more a modern idea.

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Sam1148
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added almost 4 years ago

Ghee has a nutty flavor that works great with thing like Seafood.
When a lobster is served with 'drawn butter'...that's ghee.
Same for frying scallops. Use the ghee.

You can also control the 'nutty' flavor of ghee if you make it yourself.

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Susan W
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added almost 4 years ago

Actually, ghee is clarified butter taken a step further. The milk solids are browned before being strained out.

Tasha
added almost 4 years ago

Thanks everyone! So ghee would be good for say lobster and crab if melted down?

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Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 4 years ago

Absolutely. Are you going to make it yourself or purchase it?