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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Clarified Butter


3 lbs butter


Place butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Adjust heat as butter melts to bubbling. As butter cooks, skim the white foam with a spoon and discard. Over time the bubbles will get smaller and the butter will become clear. Once clear, remove from the heat.

Allow to cool 1 hour and pour through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Discard any water or solids left at the bottom.

Yield: 4 cups

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