Because the milk solids are skimmed away, clarified butter has a higher smoke point than regular butter.

Lorrie Hulston Corvin
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2007

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
about 1/3 cup (serving size: 1 teaspoon)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

37 calories; calories from fat 100%; fat 4g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 1.2g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0g; fiber 0g; cholesterol 11mg; iron 0mg; sodium 0.1mg; calcium 0.2mg.
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