Is there any difference between "clarified butter" and "ghee"? If so, when do you use one, and when do you use the other? Thank you. ;o)

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foodfighter
foodfighter October 19, 2010

Ghee is a type of clarified butter. Based on the nutty flavor of most I have purchased, I would imagine it is cooked more (less water). Also, I have seen that the milk used may be allowed to sour slightly for ghee.

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anyone
anyone October 19, 2010

To my knowledge ghee is clarified butter. Flavors can vary, I'm guessing it has to do with the milk in which the butter is made from. But clarified butter's flavor can vary from batch to batch depending on how far or how much it is simmered. Some chefs I've work for prefered a brown-er flavor than just to the point of liquefication and clarification.

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luvcookbooks
luvcookbooks October 19, 2010

From what I've read, agree with foodfighter.

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pierino
pierino October 19, 2010

All true, but there should be no problem in substituting one for the other, for anything from an omelet to trout almondine.

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Mr_Vittles
Mr_Vittles October 19, 2010

Ghee is actually from cultured milk that has been soured. In traditional Ghee preparation, the butter is melted and once it has separated over heat, the milk solids are allowed to brown very gently, this gives ghee its toasted quality, similar to browned butter. Clarified butter is simply melted butter that has had its milk solids removed.

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pauljoseph
pauljoseph October 20, 2010

This is very informative site for Indian Ulsi Ghee http://books.google.co.in/books?id=YIyV_5wrplMC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=ulsi+ghee&source=bl&ots=RF1mUMWM1L&sig=0hYGpoyl0-AUMf33AgAqalK-FUA&hl=en&ei=OWm-TOX8O8mlcNH2oeYN&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=ulsi%20ghee&f=false

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