Do you use ghee in your life? Do you love ghee as much as the next cave(wo)man-wannabe? Do you even know what ghee is? Are you tired of being asked questions? Are you my mommy?
|Booyah! I mean, MOOyah
In a nutshell, ghee is one of the best things to cook things in. You probably have cooked with olive oil, canola oil (…:::gasp:::…pre-paleo?), and if you’ve been in the Paleo world, you’ve switched over to perhaps coconut oil and bacon grease. Ghee is related to butter, so the consistency and taste will be familiar to you (the taste is a little nuttier). Here are my top 5 reasons why you need ghee in your life:
5. BETTER TO COOK WITH
Ghee is a highly saturated fat, so it has a high smoke point, thus making it better to cook with over olive oil. (and by now you definitely know better than to cook with canola or corn oil)
4. LACTOSE FREE
Ghee is clarified butter, meaning the milk solids, sugars, and water have been removed. So those sensitive to dairy can usually withstand ghee.
3. STORAGE FRIENDLY
Since the milk solids, sugar, and water are eliminated, ghee is solid at room temperature and can be stored in a cabinet vs. your refrigerator. (although there’s nothing wrong with the fridge)
2. MAKE IT AT HOME
If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can make ghee at home. Ideally you’ll use grass fed butter such as Kerry Gold. Here are instructions from Tribe
. (BTW, this is just a great site in general to check out if
you are interested in all things paleo nutrition aka real food)
Yes, that’s a word. Since ghee is clarified butter, it tastes a lot like butter. In other words, I’d rather have my asparagus and sweet potatoes cooked in ghee instead of coconut oil.
If your not the diy’er, or just want the convenience of buying a jar of ghee, you can find it in most Indian food stores, or head to the interwebs and grab it off Amazon. Here’s a link to my Amazon store where you can find different sizes of ghee. The picture below is a smaller 13oz. jar, but in my experience, it’s worth just saving money over the long haul and buying
|time to order a new jar!
Thoughts on ghee? Have you heard of it or used it?