Jumbo Lump Crab Cake - Instructions Continued
To make clarified butter, cut the unsalted butter into small pieces (reserve enough butter cubes to
baste the crab cakes) and melt slowly over low heat. Do not let boil, and do not stir. After the butter
has separated, remove from heat and skim off the foam on top and discard. Ladle the clear, yellow,
clarified butter into a container, discarding the milk solids.
Jesse Llapitan, Executive Chef, Palace Hotel, San Francisco.