Niter Kibbeh is a seasoned, clarified butter used in Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine.
In a big saucepan add all the ingredients and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.
If foam rises to the top, skim it off with a spoon.
Strain butter using a few layers of cheesecloth and set it over a clean, heat-proof container. Discarding any solids. Let cool completely at room temperature, and refrigerate, tightly covered, for up to 2 months.
400 calories in 4 tablespoons.
Makes 3- 1/2 cups of clarifed butter.