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Apr 3, 2011 01:40 PM

Does anyone know their Greek butter?

I took a chance and bought a tub of Greek butter from the Greek grocery store last night. My everyday butter is the French Celles sur Belle, which when fresh has a slightly tangy refreshing taste. This Greek butter was a bit gamey tasting, cheesy, not in a good sense. I wonder if this is how it usually is, or if it's past its prime.

shall I not buy Greek butter again, or is it just this batch that's gone bad? It was $10 for the pound. At this point, I'm not interested in having any more.

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  1. Sounds like it's rancid.

    Same thing happened to me the first time I bought ghee. I thought "This sh*t is disgusting".

    Tried it again several years later and thought "Oooooooh."

    Now it's a staple.

    4 Replies
    1. re: DoobieWah

      yeah, ok, i guess $10 down the drain, I mean the garbage can.

      It might just take a few more years for me to try it again, too.

      So, Ghee IS good?

      1. re: HLing

        I use ghee for lots of things. I used it last Sunday to brown my stuffed pork chops before tossing them into the oven; I sometimes use it to make popcorn, etc.

        Anywhere you want the flavor of butter with a relatively high heat, since it doesn't scorch like butter, (as it doesn't have the milk solids).

        1. re: DoobieWah

          Maybe I'm cheap, but (a) I'd take back the rancid $10 butter, and (b) I made my ghee at home.

          1. re: pine time

            pine time, you're not cheap. ..I would return it, too but it's just that I've thrown away my receipt and it's sort of far to get to the store.

            I was hoping to find in Greek Butter the same kind of fragrance I find in French butter, for which I would need the milk solids, I assume?

            as for making ghee at home, the butter you start with would have to be fresh, right?