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Old 08-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #31
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you can also add some lemon juice. that tends to counter salty-ness in foods.

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Originally Posted by GB
Andy is right on. The potato trick is an old wives tale. It does not work. Potatoes do not selectively remove salt. They act exactly like a sponge. The sponge will soak up some liquid and salt along with that liquid, but the concentration of salt will not change.

The only way to reduce the saltiness is to dilute it somehow. Making another batch without salt and combining the two is your best option.
and I always thought it worked. Doesn't the acidity of wine or vinegar offset salt though?

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Old 12-04-2006, 09:16 AM   #33
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No, not really. Try it yourself to see. Make a salad and dress it with dressing (with vinegar) then take a bite. Then sprinkle some salt on and take a bite. You will notice the salt.

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