clarified butter

Simply defined, clarified butter is unsalted butter that has the milk solids and water removed so all that remains is pure liquid golden-yellow butterfat. To clarify butter, melt unsalted butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Skim off the froth from the top and carefully pour the clear liquid into a jar, leave the milky residue behind. Clarified butter is used in saut├ęs, sauces and in baked dishes.

The advantages of this type of butter is its long keeping quality (several months refrigerated) and its high smoke point (can be used in frying without burning).

Entry Type

Dairy Product


clarified butters


• anhydrous milk fat
• anhydrous milkfat
• butter oil


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