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How I make Ghee!

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Shijin13, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    Ok... so there's a lot of people on here who are following an AI protocol - and have gotten the OK from Jack to eat Ghee.



    here' s the "recipe" I learned how to make ghee from:

    http://www.aayisrecipes.com/2007/05/14/how-to-make-ghee/



    Of recent the family has been going through 6-8 bricks of Kerry Gold unsalted butter/week.



    I throw 2 bricks in my pan, and let it go according to the instructions in the website above!



    So I'm making Ghee ever 2-3days - it takes anywhere btwn 45-1hr to make it.



    considering the ghee you get in the store that is grassfed cost over $10 - 2 bricks of Kerry Gold at $2.79/brick is pretty freaking cheap. I use cheese cloth and paper towels to ensure I strain all the particles w/a fine mesh strainer into a 2cup pyrex measuring cup(I don't put the salt in like the instructions call for).



    I let it cool a bit, then pour into a glass jar for storage - I then put it in the fridge to help it set molecularly



    here are all my tools

    http://www.amazon.com/Pyrex-2-Cup-Measuring-Above-Graphics/dp/B003WA11AS/ref=sr_1_cc_3?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1342446211&sr=1-3-catcorr&keywords=pyrex+measuring+cup



    http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-8-Inch-Double-Strainer/dp/B00004OCLX/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1342446242&sr=1-2&keywords=fine+mesh+strainer
     
  2. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Thanks for posting about ghee, Shijin.

    I use grass-fed salted butter from the dairy down the road from me. I usually put the butter in a thick pot, on the lowest heat setting for my gas stove. Every 10-15 minutes, I check on it.

    Yes, it takes about an hour. After it stops the crackling noises, I watch it carefully. I've never messed up a batch yet, though sometimes I cook it longer than others. It's all good. I don't add salt either.



    Those are good pics on that website, to show the different stages. In my opinion, they have the heat a little bit too high.



    Oh, and you can try eating the stuff that you strain out. Wow it's salty good!

    I don't put it in the fridge, because it seems to crystallize. And it is handy to have it soft and ready for use.
     
  3. finnite@dccnet.com

    finnite@dccnet.com New Member

    Thanks for the link Gretchen
     
  4. Thanks Gretch! Totally on my mind to do this and save $$$
     
  5. OK, I may have to make it! When I read what the savings are it is a must!
     
  6. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    FWIW 2bricks of Kerry Gold = 1large jar of the purity farms ghee, which is going for $10/jar here in the dc area. That's a lot of $$$$$
     
  7. The same large jar is $8.50 here in So Cal so it's still a savings! Plus I've never made it before and I will try almost anything in the kitchen!
     
  8. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold

    How big is your "brick" of Kerrygold? Here, we pay around $5 for 8 ounces. Maybe you buy it at Costco???
     
  9. Lyndra have you checked Trader Joes? That's where I get mine and each brick is around $2.79-2.89.
     
  10. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest


    COSTCO in the DC VA MD area doesn't carry the kerrygold butter. I get mine at WFM b/c its cheapest there. TJoes in the are charges close to $3.25/brick
     
  11. Lyndra

    Lyndra Gold


    Wow, that is a huge bargain. If I didn't mind driving to Santa Fe, I could check Trader Joe's :( :(. But at least one is opening up nearby this fall!!
     
  12. Trader Joes are good for a few things like Kerry Gold! Our WF sells the butter for around $4.
     
  13. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest


    you know what's crazy...is on the west coast TJoes is cheaper than WFM. here on the East coast - nope. WFM is usually cheaper for most things. Its crazy! recently TJoes jacked up the prices on lots of things... to the point DH - started price comparing at WFM - and decided we'd be better off buying certain things at WFM. most recently TJoes, has jacked up the price on seafood - to the point we now look at buying seafood in bulk from costco...
     
  14. That is so weird. I know TJ's home is in Pasadena, CA. Not sure where WF is but maybe it all has to do with where their warehouses are. We mostly shop at a little organic market for all our produce and misc stuff. WF is too far away and they are known to have really higher prices than TJs. But TJs is a store everyone down here knows because it's home grown! I wonder what the pricing difference is in the middle states.
     
  15. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest

    yeah... its crazy. WFM is based out of Austin Tx. We've got a local small organic store that has *Some* good prices - but not across the board - they value of shopping there is all their produce/meat is local, and they're entirely energy efficient - using wind/solar power. I get a local turkey from them each November



    There' are a lot of ppl around here that shop at TJoes - but most don't realize that their prices are more expensive... heck they just raised the price of haddock from $6/lb to $8/lb!
     
  16. BJK77

    BJK77 Gold

    Wait - what?!?! We CAN have ghee on the AI protocol?!?! Whoot - that just made my day! I thought I specifically remembered Dr. K saying previously not to have ghee, but then again I have that little brain fog problem, so I probably misunderstood and I'm certainly not complaining.



    Picking me up several bricks of gold this week :)
     
  17. kathylu

    kathylu Gold

  18. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest


    oh yeah WE go to MOM's occasionally... I've tried it...but I prefer kerry gold not sure why but I do!
     
  19. Shijin13

    Shijin13 Guest


    Ghee is OK for AI - if in your consult he said ghee is ok...then its ok. if he said it isn't ok...its a no go!
     
  20. Souldanzer

    Souldanzer Banned


    Purity Farms isn't grass fed, is it? It doesn't say so on the container.
     

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