Ghee is my preferred fat to cook with, and you have probably seen that I use it throughout my new book Meals Made Simple. Ghee is made from clarified butter, which means that the milk solids have been almost entirely removed, leaving only the healthy butterfat behind. Very pure ghee is 99% pure butter oil but may have trace amounts of casein and lactose. Unless you are extremely sensitive, it normally does not cause problems, even if other dairy does. Ghee also has a very high smoke point so it makes it a great fat to use for stir-frys, frying, and even baking.
Because the recipes in my book are dairy- free, ghee is often used but always has a substitute listed after it such as coconut oil or palm shortening. If dairy is tolerated, grass-fed unsalted butter may be substituted. I have to be honest, I most often just buy ghee and love Pure Indian Foods on Amazon or Purity Farm Organics brand at Whole Foods. It can easily be prepared at home from grass-fed butter with a little time in the kitchen though, I wanted to provide you with a step-by-step guide to making it at home!
But before that, we have received some new reviews from fellow bloggers as well as some really great Amazon feedback that I wanted to share! If you have had a chance to cook from the book, and can offer some honest feedback on both Barnes&Noble.com and Amazon, I would love to hear what you think and I know others would too! You can just copy and past the same review to both sites to make things easier.