- 1/2 pound unsalted butter - (2 sticks) cut into pieces
Place the butter in a heavy saucepan and melt slowly over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Skim the foam from the top, and slowly pour into a container, discarding the milky solids in the bottom of pan.
This recipe yields about 1 1/2 cups.