Ghee has a slightly nutty flavor compared to butter and a more profound buttery flavor than typical butter because the milk solids that would normally tone down the butteriness have been removed.
The flavor profile of ghee is great for things like sauteing veggies, roasting meats, or even grilling foods because it won't break down so easily in high heats like butter.
Additionally, ghee is considered a shelf-stable product and does not have to be refrigerated.
Is Ghee healthier than butter?
Ghee is one of the highest natural sources of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which helps to retain lean muscle mass and helps balance cholesterol.
Ghee contains significant levels of vitamins A, D & E and has been known to reduce inflamation and increase energy.
Ghee has a slightly higher concentration of butyric acid, which aids in colon health
One of the few disadvantages of ghee is that it can contain slightly higher calories and fat than butter. Ghee contains 13 grams of fat per tablespoon and 112 calories, whereas butter contains 11 grams of fat and 100 calories. However, you can get by with using less ghee than butter in recipes because it has a bolder flavor profile and breaks down slower.
How to Use Ghee in Place of Butter
Organic ghee is awesome to use in place of butter in the majority of your favorite foods. However, ghee is especially a good replacement if you are doing high-heat brazing, baking, roasting, or other types of cooking. You can also:
Melt ghee and drizzle it over fresh steamed or grilled veggies
Spread room-temperature ghee over your toasted bread or even on crackers
Add ghee to mashed or baked potatoes for a savory flavor
Use ghee when scrambling eggs, making french toast, or frying a grilled cheese
Try ghee in place of butter when roasting poultry, such as turkey or chicken, in the oven
Ghee has a really good flavor, and it tends to offer flavor that sticks around even after cooking your food. If you love the taste of butter but hate having to add loads of it to flavor your foods, a good organic ghee can be a better alternative.