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Drea
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I cook all my eggs in ghee. I fry my beef or turkey burgers in ghee and evoo.......w/ a little salt and garlic powder. Wow! does it take the taste from bleh to yeah!!




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I agree, I even love the smell when I take the lid off the jar



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The last batch I made got too dark, too fast (mostly, I got distracted while cooking it), but it's still very tasty. It would probably taste best in sweet baked goods, but I don't want to waste it, so I'm continuing to use it for my savory foods as well.


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I use ghee for all frying...  The ghee does not break down with the high temps of frying as quickly as evoo would.

My wife uses evoo for all of her frying, which is mostly just scrambled eggs...  


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Has anybody figure out the cost of ghee compared to evoo?  I tend to save my ghee for special things, but maybe it's actually cheaper.  In baked goods, if something calls for 2 Tbsp. butter or oil, I'll use one of oil and one of ghee.  Ghee by itself is pretty strong.


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Has anybody figure out the cost of ghee compared to evoo?  .


that would depend on what you're paying for evoo. what I have came from Cortona Italy. Grown, hand picked and cold pressed there. By Frances Mayes, husband Ed and their friends. You can find evoo much cheaper of course but I feel totally confident in the care that goes into the whole 'production' of their oil, so for me, it's worth the extra cost.



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Has anybody figure out the cost of ghee compared to evoo?  I tend to save my ghee for special things,...

I guess I consider our health the most special thing we have - or have to recover...   We do make decisions about how to get what we need for less, but I haven't done an extensive comparison of ghee and olive oil...  I'm pretty sure that the ghee I make is less expensive than the evoo we get, but I'm not going to worry about the amount of oil we use.


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Ghee is expensive when you buy it.  But my Mom has been making it for everyone.  So the cost of the butter.  I'd have to compare.  How do you do that when one is a liquid and one is a solid?


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Well, I guess it's really not that hard to figure out, I just need to pour my ghee into a measuring cup and find out how many ounces I get from a pound of butter.  Then it's easy to compare.  The solid ghee doesn't take up any more or less space than liquid, I don't guess.


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Aaaaah!


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Well, I guess it's really not that hard to figure out, I just need to pour my ghee into a measuring cup and find out how many ounces I get from a pound of butter.  Then it's easy to compare.  The solid ghee doesn't take up any more or less space than liquid, I don't guess.

I get almost a pint of ghee from a pound of butter, if that helps...



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As do I.


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Drea, I also let my ghee get dark and ever since then, I love it that way. It tastes wonderful!

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Ghee, I just love it to bake my eggs in, to make my speltpancakes in, and on my speltbread. Ghee is the best saturated fatt loaded with butaric acid, THE healing fatt for hurt and irritable intestines.

I, as a Teacher (type A) love the ghee, there is no day that passes without ghee..
My friend, a Hunter loves his butter on his bread. but cooks our meals in ghee and olive oil..

My ghee varies in texture... Sometimes the ghees stays firm and other times it remains sort of liquid, so I keep it then in the fridge..
Anyone an advice for getting firm ghee??

Cocky




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I haven't been eating ghee much lately...  

I am having the hardest time adjusting to making decent ghee in new cookware on a new stove. I used to have an electric stove that I knew rather... intimately, shall we say...   with the classic coils. The stove top I have now is glass and I Do Not like cooking with it.    And  figuring out the right temperature for ghee on this temperamental stove has been so frustrating!! So no yummy ghee for me now...  



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I haven't been eating ghee much lately...  

I am having the hardest time adjusting to making decent ghee in new cookware on a new stove. I used to have an electric stove that I knew rather... intimately, shall we say...   with the classic coils. The stove top I have now is glass and I Do Not like cooking with it.    And  figuring out the right temperature for ghee on this temperamental stove has been so frustrating!! So no yummy ghee for me now...  



I lived with a glass-topped electric stove for a year (not my first choice of stoves, btw; I much prefer gas), and what I found worked really well was a baked enamel pot (the kind one might take camping -- blue speckled) on the lowest setting on the smallest burner. Great ghee every time.



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Drea, I also let my ghee get dark and ever since then, I love it that way. It tastes wonderful!


I, quite by accident, 'let' mine get darker too. I thought it was ruined, but no!  I love it like that. Now I 'let' it get dark on purpose.  

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I am having the hardest time adjusting to making decent ghee in new cookware on a new stove. I used to have an electric stove that I knew rather... intimately, shall we say...   with the classic coils. The stove top I have now is glass and I Do Not like cooking with it.    And  figuring out the right temperature for ghee on this temperamental stove has been so frustrating!! So no yummy ghee for me now...  


no problem........put the butter in a baking dish, throw 'er in the oven for an hour at 350. check - if more time is needed, check it in 2 or 3 minute increments. I have never made mine on the stove, always in the oven.  



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You've got me thinking....I almost hate to say it.  But what if my gut healing has been the ghee and not necessarily my overall diet?  Would I be healed of wheat and dairy allergies if I'd followed the diet but not added in ghee?


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Is it me? I don't notice any gut healing from ghee.  I notice more benefits from evoo. But is sure tastes good...
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Quoted from Drea


I lived with a glass-topped electric stove for a year (not my first choice of stoves, btw; I much prefer gas), and what I found worked really well was a baked enamel pot (the kind one might take camping -- blue speckled) on the lowest setting on the smallest burner. Great ghee every time.



ouuu now I have to dig into my camping gear! ha...But since I have an electric coil stove, I may have to go the oven route.
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What are those blue-and-black pots and pans made of?  For some reason they've always felt a little "toxic" to me.


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What are those blue-and-black pots and pans made of?  For some reason they've always felt a little "toxic" to me.


Of course, go with your gut feeling, but here's what I've found on a search: "Thick-gauge steel is double coated with high-gloss enamel for a lasting, easy-to-clean finish; stainless steel rims resist dents and nicks."



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You've got me thinking....I almost hate to say it.  But what if my gut healing has been the ghee and not necessarily my overall diet?  Would I be healed of wheat and dairy allergies if I'd followed the diet but not added in ghee?

Difficult to answer...  I would surmise, that the two worked in combination...  I mean if you had continued to eat a high toxin load, the ghee would not have been nearly as effective.  



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I lived with a glass-topped electric stove for a year (not my first choice of stoves, btw; I much prefer gas), and what I found worked really well was a baked enamel pot (the kind one might take camping -- blue speckled) on the lowest setting on the smallest burner. Great ghee every time.



Oh... great, thanks Drea!!   So it really is the stove and not just me...   Perhaps I need to try a similar type of pan.

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no problem........put the butter in a baking dish, throw 'er in the oven for an hour at 350. check - if more time is needed, check it in 2 or 3 minute increments. I have never made mine on the stove, always in the oven.  


I forgot about the oven method... thanks Pat! But I will need to experiment here as well. It took several burned dinners to figure out that the oven in this stove is much hotter than my former stove.




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I forgot about the oven method... thanks Pat! But I will need to experiment here as well. It took several burned dinners to figure out that the oven in this stove is much hotter than my former stove.


I would start out w/ 35 minutes or so and check from there.



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