What is Clarified Butter, you ask?
Clarified butter is the result of heating regular butter until the milk solids separate and sink to the bottom of the pan. The clear, yellow liquid is the clarified butter.
Why use Clarified Butter instead of regular butter?
By removing the milk solids from the butter (which is the first component of the butter to burn), you are basically raising the burning point of the butter for your recipe. Clarified butter is great for brushing on bread for sauteing, and other applications involving prolonged exposure to high temperatures.