Clarified Butter (Alton Brown) Recipe

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Clarified Butter (Alton Brown)
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  • 1 1/2 lb unsalted butter , cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Place the butter in a 2-quart saucepan and set over medium heat. Once the butter has liquefied, decrease the heat to lowest setting then adjust to maintain a low boil. Cook for approximately 45 minutes or until the butter reaches 260 degrees F, is clear, and the foam on top is slightly browned. Strain the clarified butter through 4 layers of cheesecloth set into a hand strainer into a heatproof vessel. Cool completely before refrigerating in an airtight container for up to six months. Can be frozen for up to a year.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4877.39 Kcal (20421 kJ)
Calories from fat 4959.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 551g 848%
Cholesterol 1462.54mg 488%
Sodium 74.83mg 3%
Potassium 163.26mg 3%
Protein 6.8g 14%
Vitamin A 6.8mg 227%
Calcium 163.3mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 717 Kcal (3002 kJ)
Calories from fat 729 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81g 848%
Cholesterol 215mg 488%
Sodium 11mg 3%
Potassium 24mg 3%
Protein 1g 14%
Vitamin A 1mg 227%
Calcium 24mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 143.5
  • 142

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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