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- A cooking fat made by gently heating butter and separating the solids from the butterfat.
- 1725, Robert Boyle, The Philosophical Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq, page 52:
- The means whereby the sailors do this, is, first to dress the meat, then cut it into slices; and laying them regularly one upon another in a close cask, they pour clarified butter thereon to fill up all the interstices
- 1795, Elizabeth Raffald, The Experienced Housekeeper, page 146:
- […] when they are cold, put them into potting-pots and pour over them clarified butter, and keep them in a dry place.
- 1992, Grace Howaniec, Encore Wisconsin: Chef's Recipes Designed to Bring You Ovations, page 112:
- This recipe calls for clarified butter which is easily made and reduces the chances of burning the butter during the sautéing process.
cooking fat made from butter
- “clarify”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.