I’ve known about Clarified Ghee Butter for many years, it’s always been in the back of my mind to try. But, it wasn’t until recently that I read that Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), should not beheated, or used to cook with. I’ve know for 2 years that although people think that EVOO (thanks Rachel) is more healthy, it actually has more calories than butter. So, what are the ghee butter health benefits
The idea that EVOO was more healthy, goes back to the 1950’s when the people of Crete were found to be healthier (heart wise). Proponents of EVOO, stated the cause was that the Cretans, were using more EVOO than butter. The real reason is that the Cretans were starving, they only had vegetables that they could scrounge to eat. The only luxury item they had was Olive Oil. They could have probably used motor oil and still been healthier than most other people, because of the vegetables and not the EVOO.
Butter was getting some really undeserved bad press at the time, and we were told that, Corn, Soy, Vegetable and Olive Oil were all more healthy than Good Old Butter. Where did we get this idea from? From Big Food and all of the Big Government their money could buy.
Together they forced down the throats of the American public that , Butter was bad and that Refined Sugar and Crisco, were “Heart Healthy”. By 1980 it began accelerating and the Obesity Epidemic was in Full Swing.
I won’t touch anything that has Soy or Corn anything in it. Why? Because between 85% and 90% of all Soy and Corn have GMO’s and I think Monsanto has to be stopped. I Vote with my Wallet. I’m not buying what these guys are selling.
Will I still use Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
Yes, I’m of Italian descent. I grew up with EVOO, it flows through my veins. But, I won’t be cooking with it anymore. I’ll buy a Higher Quality Oil and use it Raw. To accent a dish or serve in a small bowl to dip the best bread I can bake or buy.
What am I going to cook with?
I’m not going to be using Corn, Soy or EVOO to cook with. Vegetable Oil… I don’t think so. What’s the answer? Ghee!
What the heck is GHEE?
It’s also known as Clarified Butter. Ghee is an Indian term. My wife loves Indian Food, especially my Vegetable Curry. It makes sense if I’m making an Indian dish to use the ingredients they would use. Ghee!
What are the Benefits of Ghee?
- Smoking Point is Higher, won’t burn.
- Tastes Buttery and Nutty, kind of smells like popcorn (which you could put on if you eat Corn)
- Great to cook with or add to a dish.
- Does not need Refrigeration (can last for months)
Ghee Ingredient List
I didn’t think I could actually come up with a recipe with less ingredients than Gordon Ramsey’s Brocolli Soup recipe, but I have.
Here’s your Shopping List
- 1 lb. UnSalted Butter (don’t even think of using Salted Butter)
Kind of like the Recipe for Ice, huh? This is not really a recipe as much as it is a technique.
- In a Heavy bottom sauce pan, over Medium Heat, Melt 1 lb. of UnSalted Butter.
- Bring to a Boil and let it start to Froth.
- Turn down the heat to Low and Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir often so the Solids Don’t Burn.
- Push the foam aside to see the Golden Color the Ghee has turned.
- Stir in 1 tbs. of Water, until the foam disappears.
- Let cool 20 minutes
- Strain through a Fine mesh strainer lined with Cheesecloth into a glass jar or bowl.
- Do Not Scrape the bottom of the pot… You don’t want that… You’ve Got GHEE!
Happy Cooking, try my Vegetable Curry!
Ghee For Detoxification
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