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    Spiced Butter (Niter Kebbeh)

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    55 mins

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, melt the butter slowly over medium heat; do not let it brown.
    2. 2
      Then bring butter to a boil.
    3. 3
      Stir in the onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.
    4. 4
      Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered and undisturbed for 45 minutes.
    5. 5
      Milk solids on the bottom of the pan should be golden brown, and the butter on top will be transparent.
    6. 6
      Slowly pour the clear liquid into a bowl, straining through cheesecloth.
    7. 7
      It is important that no solids are left in the niter kebbeh.
    8. 8
      Transfer the kebbeh into a jar.
    9. 9
      Cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator.

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    • on June 29, 2008


      I made this recipe to go with Spiced Butter (Niter Kebbeh) while travelling in Africa on ZWT4 with the Babes. It has a wonderful spicy flavor and now I wish I'd made more than the 1/4 recipe I made. Thanks for such a totally authentic recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Butter (Niter Kebbeh)

    Serving Size: 1 (1056 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 6618.9
    Calories from Fat 6635
    Total Fat 737.3 g
    Saturated Fat 466.7 g
    Cholesterol 1952.2 mg
    Sodium 110.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 10.8 g

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