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mikendomsmum
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Okie Dokie. I'll look them up.  Thanks for all the info.  


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Okie Dokie. I'll look them up.  Thanks for all the info.  


You welcome!  Let us know if you decide to make Ghee, and how you like it.  There is premade Ghee out there, but it's not cheap.


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mikendomsmum,
try the online recipe:
http://www.dadamo.com/ask/ask2.pl?20050724.txt


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I wouldn't even consider getting pre-made.  I'll make it as soon as I can get to the grocery store.  I only have Kirkland (from Costco) salted butter.  I'm thinking that I need unsalted, is that right?  Is there a better kind of butter to begin with?


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I wouldn't even consider getting pre-made.  I'll make it as soon as I can get to the grocery store.  I only have Kirkland (from Costco) salted butter.  I'm thinking that I need unsalted, is that right?  Is there a better kind of butter to begin with?


Most posters on the board it appears recommend going with organic butter.  Salted/Non-Salted...hummm....  We use salted butter from Holland that Mr. KK found in an asian market. It's not organic, it's salted, and it has a wonderful taste.  The fresher, best tasting butter, the better the ghee.


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I wouldn t know about brands, since I do not live in US, but unsalted is what you need, and if organic, the better! )


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The one time I used salted, I had more stuff in the bottom of the pan, so I stay with unsalted.  Organic dairy is always best if you can find it.

I don't cook mine as long as Don does.  There are a lot of different recipes, depending on who makes it, and all seem to get us to pretty much the same place.  Here's how I do it:

1 pound unsalted (sweet) organic butter
Melt it on medium-low heat in a heavy bottom pan;  I use a two quart copper bottom saucepan.
Reduce heat to low and let simmer.  My total time is less than a half hour, but I go by two signs as to when it is done.
#1.  The sound.  At first, the ghee will make loud noises as it simmers.  At some point, it will get very much quieter.  When the sound changes it is close to being done, and you need to stay close and check the bottom of the pan frequently.
#2.  The Appearance of the bottom of the pan.  At the beginning, the stuff that sinks to the bottom looks whitish and creamy.  This is while the sound is loud.  When the sound changes, watch closely because the stuff on the bottom will begin to darken.  You need to remove it from the heat when the bottom sediment looks golden brown and smells somewhat like popcorn.  If it turns really dark, or blackish, it stayed on the heat too long.  You can still use it, but it loses somewhat of it's delicate flavor.
I gently strain through an unbleached paper towel in a large strainer.  If made correctly, it will be clear golden in color.  I keep mine on the counter in a glass or ceramic bowl with a lid to keep it clean.  Protect from contamination from foods and liquid, and it will keep a long time.

It is said to positively effect the cholesterol balance.  It can slightly raise the total cholesterol, but greatly raises the HDL, good cholesterol.  It does not raise the LDL, bad cholesterol.



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Great tips.  Thanks.  I'm going to try it tomorrow.  I'll let you know how it works out and what I think of ghee.  
What should I try it with.  I do have some cod.  Should I fry it in ghee?  


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sure you can! )


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I do all my sauteeing in ghee,  



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O.K. The ghee was pretty easy to make.  All my life I've been trying NOT TO BURN THE BUTTER!  It tastes just like burned butter, at least, what I call burned butter.  I did use it twice today, to fry an egg, hamburger and sweet potato all in a small pan.  It was all very tasty.  
Then I had some on a little rice, I usually have butter, and found that I really liked it alot.  Delish.  
I decided to have lamb instead of cod tonight so I won't try anything else in it today.  
Thank you so much for introducing me to ghee and for being so welcoming.  


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O.K. The ghee was pretty easy to make.  All my life I've been trying NOT TO BURN THE BUTTER!  It tastes just like burned butter, at least, what I call burned butter.  I did use it twice today, to fry an egg, hamburger and sweet potato all in a small pan.  It was all very tasty.  
Then I had some on a little rice, I usually have butter, and found that I really liked it alot.  Delish.  
I decided to have lamb instead of cod tonight so I won't try anything else in it today.  
Thank you so much for introducing me to ghee and for being so welcoming.  


Careful, ghee is habit forming (in a good way!)  



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Congratulations mikendomsmum!  I've almost forgotten what butter tastes like.....ALMOST!


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All my life I've been trying NOT TO BURN THE BUTTER!  It tastes just like burned butter, at least, what I call burned butter.  


Just curious.......ummmmmmmmm.......you didn't burn the ghee, did you?  



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I opened up my jar of ghee (I keep mine in the fridge out of habit) and it smells like butterscotch candy (well, at least it did when my nose could smell ) and is light yellow in color.


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No, I didn't burn it.  Curd at the bottom was a creamy tan color.  It does smell like butterscotch!  It's just that when I used to have popcorn and I melted the butter I was always careful not to overcook it so that it had that flavor that wasn't just regular butter anymore but a little nutty.  I know it's not browned butter but I always called it "burnt".  
I do like the ghee.  It makes flavors a little more vivid.  


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Butterscotch!  Yes, that's it!!
Fantastic ghee!  It does make everything else taste more satisfying.  



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HELP!!!When I try and click on the site for the movie-I get nothing that includes GHEE, I think the site is up for sale and changed. Might anyone have an archived copy on their computer that they could include or maybe check the site and explain where I am going wrong? Thanks for the help.
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HELP!!!When I try and click on the site for the movie-I get nothing that includes GHEE, I think the site is up for sale and changed. Might anyone have an archived copy on their computer that they could include or maybe check the site and explain where I am going wrong? Thanks for the help.

This is not the original movie, but is still a really good recipe for making ghee in the oven...check it out here.


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THANK YOU! Drea, This one worked, I thought I was losing my mind with the other one or at worst-my computer skills!
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Maddog--if you go to reply 181 (Victoria's post) she's got a good description of how to make ghee on the stovetop, if you ever need it.

I found that when I switched over to ghee, the last vestiges of my sinusitis disappeared. If I eat plain butter (still do once in a blue moon) the slightly stuffy nose and itchy eustachian tubes come back a bit; otherwise . . . gone!

Ghee ROCKS, man.


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I think traffic from this board to the Ghee Movie caused the bandwidth to go WAY up and the web host probably charged the owner an arm and a leg so they had to take it down.  I wonder if we could contact the owner and get the movie up on a free site?
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Maddog--if you go to reply 181 (Victoria's post) she's got a good description of how to make ghee on the stovetop, if you ever need it.

I found that when I switched over to ghee, the last vestiges of my sinusitis disappeared. If I eat plain butter (still do once in a blue moon) the slightly stuffy nose and itchy eustachian tubes come back a bit; otherwise . . . gone!

Ghee ROCKS, man.


Oh, thanks for finding my directions, Brig!  I couldn't find my own post!  
Hey, I agree with you about the way ghee seems to just clean everything up inside instead of clogging the tubes like butter.  I love that stuff so much.  I made a new batch last week that was the best yet.  The color was light creamy yellow, like lemon custard.



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That's what mine looks like now.  I make 2 pounds at a time and cook it real slow so it takes about an hour or more.  I strain it through cheesecloth and put half in the fridge.  It comes out a light lemony yellow after it hardens.  I'm converting recipes to use ghee instead of butter or oil.  The stuff is a little difficult to work with in baked goods but I'm getting better at it.  
I'm definitely a ghee convert.  I love the stuff.  


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