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Old 08-11-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Does distilled vinegar have any value in the kitchen other than cleaning the sink?

I tried using 1/3 the amount of red wine vinegar called for in a salsa and it seemed to come out fine.

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Old 08-11-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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I mix distilled vinegar with simply dried chili flakes for topping pulled pork sandwiches. You can certainly make more complicated sauces but something that simple is quite good too.

We also use it for splashing on cooked greens. I use it in my chicken adobo recipe. There are recipes out there that use white vinegar. Just do a Google search.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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Does distilled vinegar have any value in the kitchen other than cleaning the sink?

I tried using 1/3 the amount of red wine vinegar called for in a salsa and it seemed to come out fine.
Were you canning the salsa? If you were then you need to be careful to use the exact amount of vinegar (or other acid) in the recipe. It will keep your food from spoiling.

I use vinegar for lots of things. I make salad dressings with it, it goes in some of my baking, some of my marinades...lots of things.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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Distilled vinegar makes a much cleaner looking pickle if you are canning vegetables.
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:57 PM   #5
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Distilled vinegar is indispensable to me in making hot pepper sauce!
Apple Cider vinegar is indispensable to me in making a vinegar based BBQ sauce/mop

Enjoy!
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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I use it for making pickles, jellies and hot sauces but not much else.

I think it's too harsh for salad dressings. Plus it has zero flavor. If I want a neutral vinegar for dressings or dipping sauces or something else, I'll usually use rice or rice wine vinegar
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:41 PM   #7
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Does distilled vinegar have any value in the kitchen other than cleaning the sink?

I tried using 1/3 the amount of red wine vinegar called for in a salsa and it seemed to come out fine.
I LOVE distilled vinegar One of my favorite snacks is sliced cucumbers soaked in vinegar - nope, nothing else, just cukes and vinegar. After they've soaked for at least 30 minutes, I eat them up. I've been known to forget about them and leave them in the fridge for 24 hours or so, and I'll still eat them, I just pucker a bit more
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My grandson does the same thing. His favorite snack is sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in vingegar with salt. He would rather eat this than cookies. When he finishes the tomatoes and cukes he drinks the vinegar.
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My grandson does the same thing. His favorite snack is sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in vingegar with salt. He would rather eat this than cookies. When he finishes the tomatoes and cukes he drinks the vinegar.
Oooohh, I haven't tried it with tomatoes! Will give it a try tonight - Thanks
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My grandson does the same thing. His favorite snack is sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in vingegar with salt. He would rather eat this than cookies. When he finishes the tomatoes and cukes he drinks the vinegar.
This is a great snack with red wine or balsamic vinegar.
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