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Lola
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All you ever need to know about Ghee
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http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/05/27/glorious-golden-ghee/
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Quoted from ABJoe

We all make value judgements based on our own situation.  If it doesn't make sense for you to make it, then buy it...  I can't find ghee at a reasonable price compared to good butter, so I make it.

Joe, I honestly was just curious if there was an advantage to making vs. buying if both options are available to you.  

I've read where some people get it a really nice nutty brown color and flavor.  I would think that would be advantageous if you, like me, have always enjoyed that nutty, buttery flavor right before it actually burns.  
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I would buy it if I could but it is not available anywhere in my area. The cost would make it unreasonable to send away for it so I make it. It is easy to make.



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It is easy to make.

I didn't realize that.  There I go making assumptions again.  
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Quoted from balletomane


I followed the instructions of a link someone posted on the forum before (Homemade Indian ghee if you dare). But I misread the instruction and used medium heat instead of low. Ended up with this brownish color:
Guess this has to go down the drain, eh?  


Yes, you burned it. It's not usable.  I don't "forget" about it like Lola does. I watch it. I make 2 sticks at a time so it's fresh ghee.  I cook it until the solids on the bottom are light brown, then I remove it from the heat immediately and cool it. It keeps cooking a bit before it cools down.
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Quoted from MileHighRob

I've read where some people get it a really nice nutty brown color and flavor.  I would think that would be advantageous if you, like me, have always enjoyed that nutty, buttery flavor right before it actually burns.  


Homemade tates way better than the jarred.  I bought the jarred one time and smelled it. It smelled like plastic to me. I found out that jarred ghee smells like that. Homemade has  a nutty aroma that's way better.
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Well - brown ghee is fine and doesn't smell burnt.  Burnt ghee is awful and smells burned and has a lot of black.  

I make golden colored ghee and prefer it.

Remember, towards the end of cooking, the ghee gets silent.  This is when it is "done" if you want it to be golden (hot) and yellow (cold).  If you go just a little bit further, you'll get a caramelized type flavor to the ghee.  I don't know if this changes the health qualities of ghee or not.  

If you notice your ghee is sputtering less, you need to be directly focused on watching the pot.  Burning is soon to come!
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Folks have their own preferences, and it seems to all be good.  I don't care for the ghee with really dark brown sediment at the bottom.  To my taste, it has lost the subtle depth of flavor that I'm in love with.  I remove it from the heat when the sediment is rich golden brown in color and the ghee looks like melted gold.  yummm . .



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Joe, I honestly was just curious if there was an advantage to making vs. buying if both options are available to you.  

I've read where some people get it a really nice nutty brown color and flavor.  I would think that would be advantageous if you, like me, have always enjoyed that nutty, buttery flavor right before it actually burns.  

I always think there is an advantage to making my own, until I prove otherwise...  I personally like my ghee to be yellow curd stage when finished and set up... Just like Victoria describes...

I got it too done once, where it was dark golden in the jar, but it smoked really easily in the pan when heated to saute onions or eggs, so I think it's heat tolerance was compromised.  


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I can not do dairy.  Food allergy. No milk, butter, cheese, yogurt or ice cream.  Would ghee be adviseable?
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I can not do dairy.  Food allergy. No milk, butter, cheese, yogurt or ice cream.  Would ghee be adviseable?


I think you would have to try it to know...  
All of the water and milk solids are removed, so it is pure butterfat, but if that is what you are allergic to, then it wouldn't be good.  


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Thank you ABjoe.  That is what I thought.  will wait to try at later date once I get everything else  worked out.
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I can not do dairy.  Food allergy. No milk, butter, cheese, yogurt or ice cream.  Would ghee be adviseable?

I haven't eaten any dairy in quite a while although I handle Ghee with zero issues.  Might be worth a try for you.  
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I think the major dairy problems come from the lactose or casein, which should not be present in properly made ghee.  (I think I understand that correctly)  Ghee is pure fat.



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Quoted from Lola

All you ever need to know about Ghee
here is a wonderful site with instructions 'and' photos!

http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2005/05/27/glorious-golden-ghee/


This article says to use unsalted butter. Is that necessary? I would prefer to have the salty taste if it is not a problem.


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just make sure it s not salted with dextrose laden table salt.....

I d add my own sea salt if need be, but try finding the purest butter


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Yes, that sounds good. We don't use mined salt here, but it probably is in the butter.


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I use salted butter to make my ghee because that is the only way I can buy pasture raised cow's milk butter at my local store.  It makes ghee just fine, but I watch it a little more carefully at the end because it seems that the solids will burn faster once they start to turn golden.



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Thanks. I should go make some right now.


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I just made my first batch of ghee yesterday and it is awesome!  Thank you guys!  I have been just checking out the forums without posting for weeks, but I had to tell you that this really helps to keep me on track.  I have found lots of helpful information from all of you.
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Excellent!  Any suggestions on how to improve the instructions?
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why improve? are they not working right for you?


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