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A Faster, Better Way to Clarify Butter

Clarified butter, as we all know, is good stuff. But did you know you can make it quickly in the microwave? Alice Medrich shows you how in her column on Food52.

Here’s an easy method for clarifying butter that yields more than the traditional saucepan method does and with less fuss. The butter is cut into several chunks and melted it in a narrow glass container in the microwave, without stirring. After it rises once or twice, it settles into three perfect layers.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.