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Old 06-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help it's on the stove! Cutting salt

Hi All - I am making a meat pie (pork) and the recipe called for 1.5 t salt and I added all of it and now I think it's too salty.

It also has onions, garlic, nutmeg, allspice, potatoes and chicken broth.

I'm cooking now and the meat is done...

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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You still have to put it into a crust and bake it. That may make it OK.

There's not much you can do at this point other than increasing the recipe by half or more.

There is no way to remove the salt you already added.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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One thing to check when you are using store bought chicken broth is the salt content. I find most of it too salty for my taste. I buy unsalted Kitchen Basics. It is available here in the supermarket.

Nothing I know you can do once a dish is too salty other than increase the volume of the recipe
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Thanks! It's in the oven - might end up in kitchen disasters, depending on how it turns out.

I'm hoping it will be workable...
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Serve it with lots of beer
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
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Potato's take up a large amount of salt......I've saved dishes from being too salty by adding large hunks of potato even if the recipe doesn't call for them, and then removing them. In this case, you could have added more potato, and removed what you didn't want for another use.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:14 PM   #7
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Well it is more of a kitchen disaster!

It is edible so I will add some corn and potatoes and I think this will fix it.

The crust is dark because it's a wheat crust, my first time trying that and it was okay but the dough was harder to work with.

In my flustration, I forgot to do the egg wash on the bottom of the crust to keep it from getting soggy...
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OMG it looks worse in photos...lol anyone hungry!!!? lol
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I do the same as what Kayelle does, i've found that potatoes are the only thing that will help out with salt overdose...
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #10
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By the way this is a "Tourtiere" which is French Canadian...does anyone know how to pronounce "tourtiere" so when I tell this story to my friends I can at least get the name right?
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