Brown butter ghee has been a family favorite for the last 6 years and has made its way into all of our dishes. When done correctly, it has a nutty, sweet, and caramel like flavor. Many people when smelling and tasting it for the first time will think that you have added sugar to the clarification process. But believe me, the only sugars caramelizing in this butter, is from the actual butter itself – lactose!
This type of browning is similar to non-enzymatic caramelization. The nucleophilic amino group of the amino acid—in this case, the lysine present on the casein molecule—interacts with the reactive carbonyl group of the sugar, in this case lactose. Because the amino groups do not neutralize in an alkaline environment, this reaction proceeds more quickly.
What is ghee? Ghee bears similarities to clarified butter, which is made by heating butter in order to extract the water and milk particles. In contrast, ghee is cooked longer than clarified butter, bringing out the butter’s natural nutty flavor. This gives ghee a higher smoke point than butter, allowing it to be heated to a higher temperature before it begins to smoke. It also originates from India and came out of Southern India as butter did not keep well in the high heat. People found by clarifying the butter, extracting the water, and removing the milk partials, “ghee”, would keep it from spoiling at ambient hot temperatures.
Ghee is great in the kitchen as well as on our skin! It is full of conjugated linoleic acid, butyric acid, vitamin k, vitamin e, vitamin a. It is also free of casein and lactose, has a high smoke point so that it will not burn, and relieves inflammation. Paired with cannabis, you have a powerful punch that will help assist your body in taking down an inflammatory response, ease the body when in pain, slow down oxalate dumping, and help the immune system when sick.
What You Will Need to Make Carnivore Brown Butter Ghee Bites:
- Grass-fed Unsalted Butter
- Cannabis Strain of your Choice (optional)
- 1 Sauce Pan
- Metal Spoon
- 1 Small Cup
- Silicon Molds
Carnivore Brown Butter Ghee BitesCourse: Pantry Staples, CarnivoreCuisine: CarnivoreDifficulty: Easy
This ghee is delicious, nutty, with caramel notes, and a very strong sweetness.
1 Pound Unsalted Butter
Strain and dosage of your choice. It is recommended to start with 7 grams (for a specific dosage and dosing chart be sure to get my book, The Ganja Kitchen Revolution).
- Add the butter to a saucepan and melt the butter over medium heat.
- Let the butter melt and bubble until it foams up. Using a metal spoon, skim the white foam off the top of the liquid butter into a cup.
- Drop the temperature down to the lowest setting and let the mixture simmer for 25 minutes. The milk solids will fall down to the bottom of the pan and produce a nutty fragrance.
- Turn back up to a medium and let the ghee foam up a second time. At this point, you need to watch carefully as the milk solids will brown and so will the butter. When it turns a nice amber color and the ghee smells like a fragrant caramel, pull from the stove and let cool.
- When the ghee has cooled enough to pour into silicon molds, scrape the bottom of the pan to free the milk solids. Then pour into the molds. Let the brown butter ghee solidify before placing into the freezer.
- Freeze for 1 hour until set.
- Cannabis is technically not Carnivore; however, I see plants as medicine as long as they are extracted correctly and used only when needed.
- If you want to make brow butter ghee that is self-stable at room temperature for two years, you must filter the ghee through a cheese cloth or strainer to remove the milk solids. Then can it.
Can I make these without weed?
Of course! These recipes taste amazing both infused and not!
When our body is homeostasis, it has no need for cannabis as it is happy. But if negative environmental, lifestyle, genetics, stress, diet and nutrition, alcohol consumption, or health factors are present, the system can become unbalanced, and we now have an endocannabinoid deficiency. This results in things like migraines, fibromyalgia, mood disorders, behavior problems, anxiety, depression, bowl issues, and metabolic issues like not being able to lose weight.
Using cannabis as medicine can restore this balance in the body when combined with a proper carnivore diet. With the goal being, to eventually transition off the cannabis. Think of cannabis as a little dirty carnivore helper, that is going to be the last plant you see before you are 100% successful and in homeostasis. And also think of it as a tool to put in your back pocket in case the unfortunate event of disease in the future causes your body to fall out of homeostasis again. Life happens. Just remember, cannabis is medicine so use it wisely.
What is the best butter to use?
Grass-fed butter is best! However, any unsalted butter will do.
Can I use salted butter?
Do not used salted butter unless you want a salt bomb! And I really mean that.
How to Store Carnivore Brown Butter Ghee Bites?
It is recommended to store them in a glass container in the fridge or freezer.
How Long Does It Last?
Brow butter ghee bites will last for 2-4 weeks in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer for maximum freshness. If processed correctly for shelf-stable ghee (without solids), it can last up to two years if canned or 6 months on the counter opened.
Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe:
- Carnivore friendly.
- Perfectly sweet without sugar.
- Caramel and nutty flavor.
- Simple fat bomb.
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