עָטִין
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 07-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
bbqgeekess
Babbling Farker

 
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Parkay vs Clarified Butter ?

Any thoughts on softened homemade clarified butter versus Parkay?

It seems a lot more healthy to me and potentially more flavorful? It doesn't have any butter solids to cause excessive browning because it's been cooked/filtered out.

I see *tons* of competitors using Parkay and just wondering why they are using it instead of clarified butter.

Clarified butter is so easy to make, I just flop 4 butter sticks into a sauce pan and put it on high stirring constantly until it just finishes off boiling the water and gets to around 220F or so--to just where the milk solids are turning gold. Then I filter it through cheesecloth or a very clean, fragrance free, floursack chef's towel.
__________________
18.5" WSM, Hasty-Bake Suburban, OTG 22.5", "Antonio" Bandera, Mini WSM
bbqgeekess is offline   Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Unread 07-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
TY~DY
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 09-03-11
Location: Okabena, MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I can't offer any comment on Parkay. Never used it.
I stopped using any "margarine" years ago.
I only use buy & use butter & will clarify it when neccassary
__________________
Weber Performer :mrgreen:, Weber Genesis Silver C, Weber Smoky Joe, Mini-WSM, Great Outdoors -(Ugly Vertical Cabinet), cheap a%% Kingsford Kettle

In the end it will be okay.
And if it's not okay, it's not the end.
TY~DY is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
Oldhoss
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 01-20-13
Location: London Ontario Canada
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Parkay has a taste that cannot be equaled or agrued with. Healty schmelthy......there is a reason all those competitors use it....and I use it too....it tastes good...no great. I have tinkered with many different things in my foiling of ribs and I keep coming back to old Parkay. Don't listen to me though, do a side by side taste test.
Oldhoss is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
kds9547
is one Smokin' Farker

 
kds9547's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-18-12
Location: Lugoff, SC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'm not too worried about a little parkay when I'm eating a slab of babybacks.
__________________
LBGE, 22.5 WSM, 14.5 WSM, Weber 26.75 OTG, Weber Performer, Backwoods chubby, Speed of light fast Packer green Thermapen, Speed of sound fast red backlit Thermapen, Ultra-fast American flag Thermapen
kds9547 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
DeepElemCue
Full Fledged Farker
 
DeepElemCue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-13
Location: Waverly, NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Parkay all day
DeepElemCue is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
Garrett
is Blowin Smoke!

 
Garrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-03-12
Location: Gastonia North Carolina
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I use parkay sticks not the squeeze.
__________________
My arsenal, Stumps Clone, Two Modified offsets, open pit with grate and rotisserie,UDS, and a free to me Weber One Touch Silver 18.5" kettle
Garrett is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
nucornhusker
Babbling Farker

 
nucornhusker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-29-11
Location: Lincoln, NE
Downloads: 4
Uploads: 0
Default

I use sticks and squeeze depending on the meat. I've been happy with Parkay, but I'd try clarified butter sometime for the heck of it.
__________________
Yoder Smokers YS1500, Kamado Joe BigJoe & Joe Jr., Weber: 18.5" OT(L), SJG(AU) & (DI) - Past Cookers: Yoder Smokers YS640 Comp Cart, Kamado Joe Classic, OKJoe's Longhorn, UDS, Weber: Performer(AA), Genesis Gold C(DH), 22.5" OTG(DI), 22.5" OT(L)

IMBAS Certified MOINK Baller
nucornhusker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
RLTXBBQ
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-10-13
Location: heart of tx.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Parkay tastes like corn on the cob but its ok I guess. Too bad almost all butters and wanna be butters have no real "butter" flavor anymore and most folks now days wouldn't even know anyways what that was. All that stuff is about 90 % water and chemical flavoring imo. Challenge butter taste like real old time butter just like I remember as a kid, good stuff.
RLTXBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 10:53 PM   #9
martyleach
Babbling Farker

 
martyleach's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-17-10
Location: Pleasanton, Ca
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Can't compare it to Parkay because I am not a comp guy. I make clarified butter due to the higher ignition temp if I am searing something (like scallops). The clarified butter does not burn.
Also, when making the clarified butter, I never get it close to boiling. Just heat it till it foams on top. Then spoon off the milk solids, salt and yuk...
__________________
Large Big Green Egg, Cold smokehouse,
Santa Maria pit, Backwoods Chubby,
26.75" Weber OTG, Weber Performer, WGA
MAK One Star Pellet Grill, Smokey Joe Gold, Jumbo Joe Gold, Custom wooden handles for BBQ's made by Marty Leach (oh, that's me)

www.amlwoodart.com
martyleach is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-11-2013, 11:23 PM   #10
lantern
is one Smokin' Farker

 
lantern's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-16-07
Location: Marion,NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Interesting!


I just received my 5lb tub of delicious Plugra clarified butter yesterday and a bottle of good ole parkay in the fridge. I believe a side by side taste test is in order.

Thanks for the idea. I shall return with a full bodied opinion in about a week.
lantern is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #11
aawa
Babbling Farker

 
aawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-03-12
Location: Virginia Beach
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I like butter more than magarine or any other oil based spread. I find that it doesn't get as greasy and also has a cleaner flavor.
__________________
*Weber Mini WSM* *Weber Touch and Go Performer X3* *Sublime Smoke UDS* *Maverick ET-732 * World's Fastest Blue Thermapen **Pitmaster IQ110*
aawa is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
captndan
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 06-29-11
Location: Greeneville TN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The greasy spoon down the road makes the worst cornbread ever. They have a bottle of Parkay on every table.
captndan is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2013, 08:08 AM   #13
pmad
Full Fledged Farker

 
pmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-15-11
Location: St. Louis, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Pan
Low heat
Stick of real butter
Leave untouched for 30 min
Filter thru cheese cloth.

End of story
pmad is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.