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Ghee: Storebought vs Homemade

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 26, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Many years ago I tried a ghee I bought at a store and hated it. Just recently, I tried again, and I can't stand the taste.

Is it just because it's storebought? Is homemade any better? Is it an acquired taste? Is everyone lying about loving it? Is there a superior brand?

I would like to use it, I like the idea of it, but ew.

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on November 28, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Here's the YouTube video I used. Please be advised there are several: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dRzRVBUBRJI. Tip: I don't skim or touch the solution until the milk sugars start to brown slightly. Switch to a low heat after the butter melts and allow at least 35 min. Remove from heat once it starts to brown. Move quickly to skim and pour so it won't burn.

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on November 27, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I'll look for it, though I might try making some first. Thanks for telling me!

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Thanks! I'll gie it a whirl, then. :)

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on November 27, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Could you post the link to that Youtube video? Thanks!

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:51 AM

I don't care for the texture, but it's the flavour that's really off putting.

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I am pretty aware that I don't have to use it, because I don't use it. Wondering if there is another version that tastes better is perfectly reasonable. As is trying new things a couple of times.

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on November 26, 2012
at 11:58 PM

I've tried it straight and cooking with it. I find the taste overwhelming.

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on November 26, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Are you eating it straight?

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Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on November 27, 2012
at 02:40 AM

Hey Crowbar, +1 For making your own from Kerry Gold unsalted butter, as Janknitz mentioned. At first, I purchased Purity Farms then, a brand from a local Indian supermarket, but was put off by the taste. I discovered a YouTube video demonstrating how I can "roll" my own-now I'm hooked. I "cook" it until the sugars turn a bit brownish, which imparts a mild, nutty flavor. And, I keep it in the fridge b/c I prefer the texture (much to the chigrin of many purists, I'm sure).

The local TJ's sells 1/2 lb. of Kerry Gold for $2.99 (US) and I believe WF sells for the same price now. Purity Farms is like $6 (US) for 7.5 oz. The point is I make my own for half the price and I like it.

-YMMV-

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on November 27, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Could you post the link to that Youtube video? Thanks!

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on November 28, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Here's the YouTube video I used. Please be advised there are several: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dRzRVBUBRJI. Tip: I don't skim or touch the solution until the milk sugars start to brown slightly. Switch to a low heat after the butter melts and allow at least 35 min. Remove from heat once it starts to brown. Move quickly to skim and pour so it won't burn.

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on November 27, 2012
at 07:11 AM

Thanks! I'll gie it a whirl, then. :)

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:08 AM

If you don't like it, you don't have to use/eat it. I don't understand why people on this site can't grasp this concept.

I personally really like ghee and use it to cook eggs and fish. The brand I use is Purity Farms, which I buy at Whole Foods.

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:50 AM

I am pretty aware that I don't have to use it, because I don't use it. Wondering if there is another version that tastes better is perfectly reasonable. As is trying new things a couple of times.

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I've only had my own homemade from Kerrygold butter, and I don't love it like so many people seem to. IMHO, once it cools down it's kind of grainy and greasy. I think I would like it fine if it had some salt in it, but I'm not impressed with it plain.

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on November 27, 2012
at 01:51 AM

I don't care for the texture, but it's the flavour that's really off putting.

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on November 26, 2012
at 10:18 PM

I've never made homemade so don't know what that tastes like.

I use Pure Indian brand, I buy through the internet. All grass-fed, premium stuff. I really like it, especially on rice or scrambled with egg yolks.

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on November 27, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Thats because you probably bought an Indian imported cheap ghee or Purity Farms (which isnt much better). The very best store bought ghee is the grass-fed and organic ghee from Ancient Organics. They are a SF based company but ship all over the world.

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on November 27, 2012
at 11:11 PM

I'll look for it, though I might try making some first. Thanks for telling me!

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