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Butterschmalz – geklärte Butter

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15 min.
Cook: 15 min.


  • Unsalted butter of very good quality, cut into cubes


  1. In a saucepan heat butter over very low heat, and let it completely melt. Let it simmer until the foam rises to the top of the melted butter; it may splutter  a bit, watch out!
  2. Once the butter stops spluttering, and no more foam seems to be rising to the surface, remove from heat and skim off the foam with a spoon.
  3. Line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth or gauze or cotton muslin, and set the strainer over a heatproof container.
  4. Carefully pour the warm butter through the strainer, leaving behind any solids from the bottom of the pan.
  5. You can keep the clarified butter up to 3 to 6 months in the fridge.