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Where to buy ghee (clarified butter)?

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mrslloyddobler Oct 25, 2009 02:20 PM

A small jar cost $11 at Wegman's. No thank you. Where else can I find ghee (at acceptable prices)?

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  1. oliviasaru RE: mrslloyddobler Oct 25, 2009 02:24 PM

    I buy mine at Patel's on Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville. An 80 oz. jar is $4.99.

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      oliviasaru RE: oliviasaru Oct 25, 2009 02:25 PM

      8 oz., not 80. Sheesh. :-)

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        mrslloyddobler RE: oliviasaru Oct 25, 2009 03:36 PM

        Haha, my eyes almost bugged out after I read "80 oz". Sounds like Patel's is pretty close by to Assi, so I'll hit it up the next time I'm in that area.

        I was also thinking of making it myself. Have you had any luck doing that?

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: mrslloyddobler Oct 26, 2009 02:50 AM

          Works well in microwave as well.Just clarified butter, separates and you decant off the clear and leave the bottom solids to be disposed.

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        phillyjazz RE: oliviasaru Oct 28, 2009 05:04 AM

        The little deli next to Bluefin on Germantown Pike in Plymouth has a nice selection of ghee, reasonably priced. Lots of Indian stuff there at normal (not boutique) prices.

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        spicemistress RE: mrslloyddobler Oct 25, 2009 06:17 PM

        Making ghee is very easy and I would recommend it above and beyond buying it b/c some of the cheaper ghees are made with substandard ingredients or with added hydrogonated oils (read the ingredient list very carefully when buying). But making it is easy and all you need it a little time, some nice quality butter, a small saucepan and a spoon and you are good to go!. The secret is to go low and slow when melting the butter, you do not want any browning! Good luck!

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          mrslloyddobler RE: spicemistress Oct 28, 2009 07:36 AM

          Success! I made some at home and it turned out very well.

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            barryg RE: spicemistress Oct 28, 2009 10:21 AM

            What do you do with the leftover solids when you make ghee?

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              mrslloyddobler RE: barryg Oct 28, 2009 12:55 PM

              There's not too much left after you're done, just little bits that sit on the bottom of the pot. At least that's what happened with me.

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