Mantry introduces our "Maker" series, where our favorite food makers share how to use and cook with their food products. Next up, our friends at @fourthandheart Ghee explain why you already know how to cook with this incredible product even if you've never heard of it.
Enter 4th and Heart for some Ghee-licious tips...
Well, the title says it all. The great news about Ghee is that if you’ve ever cooked with butter, olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, (or really, any cooking fat), then you already know how to cook with ghee!
But, wait – what even is ghee?
Ghee is a rich, delicious, lactose-free alternative to butter and cooking oils. It’s made by distilling high-quality butter down to its purest form (this is called clarifying) to remove water and lactose.
It can do all the things butter can do—like make toast taste awesome and trick your kids into eating broccoli. But it can also do things butter can’t do. Like maintain its molecular integrity at extremely high temperatures and be digested by lactose intolerant people. Oh, and it also supports weight loss, improves digestion, and reduces inflammation. No big deal.
Ghee can be used in place of butter or oil with a 1:1 ratio, which means that however much of a cooking oil you’d use, use that exact amount of ghee instead in ANY recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of olive oil, you can sub in 3 tablespoons of 4th & Heart Ghee in its place!
Using ghee is a perfect (and lactose-free!) way to incorporate extra flavor, vitamins + micronutrients, and healthy fats that your body craves! Plus, ghee’s high smoke point of 485ºF allows you to cook on higher heat without the worry of your oil or butter burning.
To shed some light on ways you can begin cooking with ghee, here’s what we at 4th & Heart would use it for on any given day:
- For breakfast: to fry or scramble eggs, top toast or baked goods, or blended into your favorite morning beverage
- For lunch or mid-day: a pick-me-up ghee coffee or matcha, searing a chicken breast, or using our ghee oil as a vinaigrette base for a salad
- For dinner: try making some of the many recipes on our blog, such as Shrimp Scampi with Garlicky Green Beans, or Keto Greek Salmon & Cauliflower Rice Bowl
- For dessert: try subbing our Vanilla Bean Ghee for butter in our Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies (or any baking recipe, really), dipping fruit in warmed Chocti, or making a delicious cake or loaf, like our favorite Chai Spiced Carrot Cake Loaf!
There are truly so many ways to incorporate any and all of our ghee products into your everyday cooking, and we promise that your cooking (and body!) will be all the better for it!
Feeling inspired? Check out 4th & Heart Ghee today!
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