Because the milk solids are skimmed away, clarified butter has a higher smoke point than regular butter.
Cooking Light JANUARY 2007
Place butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; cook 5 minutes or until completely melted. Skim solids off the top with a spoon; discard solids. Slowly pour remaining butter out of pan, leaving remaining solids in pan; discard solids.
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