Ghee is a highly oxidized form of fat meaning the cells have been damaged during cooking and it may contain cancer causing compounds. In fact, all deep fat fried foods have the same cancer causing compounds. These fats should be consumed in moderation and ghee is great for traditional Indian dishes. The use of olive oil and other monounsaturated fats is well known for it's health promoting benefits!
1 lb unsalted butter, preferably organic
1. Using a medium sized sauce pan heat butter over medium heat.
2. Stir frequently while butter melts and starts to boil. The oils will begin to separate and a froth will form on top. Using a spatula remove the froth and discard. Continue to cook until oil is clear. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for 12-15 minutes.
3. Strain the ghee through a fine sieve and place into an airtight container, stir at room temperature.
Use ghee in place of butter or oils, enjoy :-)