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I finally bought some ghee, but I don't know what to do with it.  Any suggestions from any of you?


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Use it like you would use butter.


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Ghee is really great for saute or stir-fry. I also use it in place of butter in mashed sweet potatoes, cook my eggs and greens in it, and have also used it in some recipes in place of butter.

Once you get used to ghee, you might want to consider making your own. It's really easy and can be cheaper than buying it. Check the Cook Right forum for the thread on ghee, it's a good one.

I love ghee and rarely use butter any more. The taste is delicious and adds subtle flavor to all sorts of dishes. And it's good for you too! Can't ask for much more than that.  


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Quoted from debra
'It's like putting candy on your vegetables'


  Use it on anything you wish..........it's so yummy!!!!  Just made a mess o' sweet potatoes.....smothered w/ ghee...... it's like



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It is kind of scarey......... does it taste different than butter?


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It is kind of scarey......... does it taste different than butter?


it still tastes like butter, only better. Hey, when you can melt down a tablespoon full and take it by itself, that spells good!!!!    Some people take it w/o melting it first.



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It does look scary because it's sort of Day-Glo yellow, but the taste is soooo good! It's a combination of buttery goodness with a nutty caramelized kick. Not sweet at all, just yummy! Dig in, it's great stuff!


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I love ghee.  Having been a butter hound all my life I was totally bummed when I learned butter was an avoid.  But after the first time I made ghee and discovered that's what the restaurants use I was one happy camper!

If you like butter, you'll really like ghee.


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I ... discovered that's what the restaurants use.


 what restaurants? I'd fall over from shock if I learned one here used ghee, unless it was an Indian restaurant (or whatever culture it is that usually used it ?.  but , please,  do tell!!  



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Ghee can be substituted for butter in many situations, though I wouldn't use it on bread, unless you like unsalted butter on bread. My two cents. It's great to put on vegetables (as others have already pointed out), and great for baking, sauteeing, roasting, etc.

If you can find Wellshire Farms turkey bacon (nitrate-free), try frying up some turkey bacon in a little ghee. OMGoodness! Yumm!


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Ghee can be substituted for butter in many situations, though I wouldn't use it on bread, unless you like unsalted butter on bread
If you can find Wellshire Farms turkey bacon (nitrate-free), try frying up some turkey bacon in a little ghee. OMGoodness! Yumm!


Still great on bread even unsalted IMHO.     or just sprinkle some sea salt on top. either, just yummilicious!!
And thanks for the tip on the bacon.....I've had the T/bacon before, it was ok, but yes!! I'm imagining now how much better it would be fried up in ghee!!!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!



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We have a local brand of turkey bacon made from thigh meat (Godshall's). The strips are thick and don't crisp up easily, but when you fry them in a bit of ghee they come out nice and crispy-chewy. They make the best BLTs!

Most restaurants do use a form of clarified butter. It's a concentrate and the most popular brand name escapes me right now . . . my workplace sells it. It's easier to use clarified butter for the same reasons it's easier to use ghee--no refrigeration needed as long as moisture is kept out of the jar, and a little of the concentrated flavor goes a long way. I'd much rather use ghee though. The clarified butter concentrates can have hydrogenated vegetable oil in them to keep them stable--Transfat Central!


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I wouldn't use it on bread, unless you like unsalted butter on bread.


sprinkle with salt then, but do use ghee on your bread!


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I guess since I don't like butter on my bread, it makes sense that I wouldn't like ghee on it, either. In fact, if I didn't eat bread at all, I wouldn't mind a bit.


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I guess since I don't like butter on my bread, it makes sense that I wouldn't like ghee on it, either. In fact, if I didn't eat bread at all, I wouldn't mind a bit.


would you mind sharing some of that with me? please.................still love the bread, tho I rarely eat it.  



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I love bread, too. Too much, in fact. I've been known to eat the whole loaf in one day. I don't do that with rye bread (100% rye sourdough, made by French Meadows); that I can eat one slice of, and be done.


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I love bread, too. Too much, in fact. I've been known to eat the whole loaf in one day..


I could do that too Drea, if I'd let myself, and if it were fresh baked right out of the oven w/ some good ol' ghee and a nice jam. Yummmmmmm!!! Now, gotta get off this bread train.  



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I love ghee - but I would never use it on bread.....
It does not have that silky soft feeling like cold (jersey) butter has.. ( and I am used to cultured and salted butter as well) sorry
If I was an A I would use ghee on all things but bread and use some of the yummi nut and seed butters that this B can´t have  

I´m just glad that we are a B and O sec household so Butter is on our weeeknd bread and ghee is used  when we fry and bake


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I am going to have kale and/or summer squash for supper.  I plan on using ghee in place of butter.  I will let you know what I think.  

As for bread, it is dangerous for me, in addition to being an avoid.  I could (and have) eat the whole loaf in the years gone by before the BTD.  Now I know that Avoids "call" to me and I just have to not answer the call.


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 what restaurants? I'd fall over from shock if I learned one here used ghee, unless it was an Indian restaurant (or whatever culture it is that usually used it ?.  but , please,  do tell!!  


My fave restaurant pre-BTD was Outback where I would always get a big filet mignon with a ramiken of melted butter (yes, I dipped my steak in the butter).  Anyway, I asked how the butter was prepared (as it looked and tasted different than just melted butter) and the server said they cook it in the oven.  I interpreted this as making ghee although I could be totally wrong.  It does taste exactly like the ghee I make though.

And many years ago when I worked in restaurants we would make ghee in the pizza oven.  I had no idea that's what we were doing though.

Brighid says there is a substitute which could have been what Outback was using?


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I also find butter better on bread but I prefer ghee on sprouted bread, although I accompany it with marmalade especially fig. Actually, if I have ghee on any bread I need marmalade.

I love ghee on vegetables and frittatas or even over a good sirloin


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Okay, here is my opinion of ghee, which I am sure you have all been waiting for!!  I put a spoon of it in a pot of yellow squash that I cooked down on top of the stove.  Added a little salt and it was delicious.  I really could not tell the difference in it and butter.  

Now I will get up the nerve to spread it on Eziekel (don't know how to spell it, but I can eat it!)bread toast..........


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I just bought a jar of ghee.  Does it need to be refrigerated?


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These nice people on this site told me, "no."   Hope you enjoy it.  Aren't we brave adventurous to try new things?


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