Learn how to make clarified butter in the microwave in just 5 simple steps. Drawn butter is perfect for your favorite seafood and so easy to make!
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Servings 1/3 cup per stick of butter
Author The Gracious Wife
1/2cupbutteror more. I would not make a batch larger than 2 cups
Place butter in a microwave safe bowl, preferably clear.
Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. DO NOT STIR.
Check butter. If the butter is totally melted and there is a yellow clear layer on top with a lighter opaque layer on bottom, it's done. If butter is still cloudy, microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes until separated.
To remove the the clarified butter, you can either strain all liquefied butter through several layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter If you're not too picky about it you can also spoon or carefully pour just the top clarified butter into a separate dish for storage.
Cool completely before refrigerating in an airtight container for up to six months or can be frozen for up to a year.