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Old 12-02-2007, 09:14 AM   #31
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But do you salt before tasting?
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But do you salt before tasting?
Me ? yes on somethings, not all though, everything gets peppered too -
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:22 AM   #34
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Me ? yes on somethings, not all though, everything gets peppered too -
So to the OP's original question, why do you salt before tasting (when you do)?
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Why did you post this again YT? We saw this the first time you posted it

So fries/chips are never salted when they come out of the fryer in the UK? Over here sometimes they are salted right away and other times they are not, but I always taste first because when they do come salted then often times they are already over salted. If I added before tasting I would make them inedible.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:27 AM   #36
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I guess I would like to add something further. I do salt only certain foods before tasting. Apples, tomatoes, carved beef (only beef) and f.f.

I think, imo, that it may be habit if salting everything or just a love of salt.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:30 AM   #37
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Apples and tomatoes I can actually understand salting before tasting as you already know that no salt has been added and if you like those things with salt then you know you need to add it yourself.
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Why did you post this again YT? We saw this the first time you posted it

So fries/chips are never salted when they come out of the fryer in the UK? Over here sometimes they are salted right away and other times they are not, but I always taste first because when they do come salted then often times they are already over salted. If I added before tasting I would make them inedible.
Because you Asked again

and nope they don`t do that here, they Will ask though, but they never put enough on, and if you eat at a mates house it`s Never done.
and I can eat as much salt as I like, in fact it Positively Encouraged by my quack.
some sort of BP issue *Yawn*

as for fresh carved meat a little salt is Always nice, esp Roast beef sammiches
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #39
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LOL I asked again, but of the posted who has just posted, but not answered the original question

That is too bad they do not salt fried foods right away. That is proper cooking technique that they really should learn. If you salt as soon as it comes out of the fat then the salt will stick. If the food cools then the salt will not stick and no matter how hard you try to salt it the salt will just fall off.

I can kind of see salting carved meat without tasting. I would taste first myself, but I can understand those who would not taste first and salt anyway.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:04 AM   #40
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I don't salt anything without tasting it first and in all honesty, often forget about adding salt at the table either. I have always sort of figured that the dish is meant to be served to that level of saltiness, and if at someone's house and they are dubious to the salt factor, I would anticipate that they might warn me that a dish may require more salt. They are after all meant to be my friend or a family member.

As to whether I think people who salt without tasting rude or not, no I don't see them that way, but I do see them as a habitual salter and perhaps aren't pausing to consider their food. Perhaps.

S&P shakers on the table - don't own any, only got the picnic sized containers cos I really don't use much salt, but they will go on the table for something like a soup or pasta etc but not every meal.

There are a couple of things I like to have salted at the table but as I said previously, usually forget about it - poached or soft-boiled egg (but just the runny yolk) and a grilled lamb chop. I'm always amazed at the things people salt. Pretty much I only salt items being cooked in liquid where the flavour may be leached out. Being the contrary person that I am though, I salt foods more now than I did before I got put on a salt-free diet, which I am no loner on. No salt at all I found was not that pleasant, although I think that may have more to do with the fact the hospital cooked food so that it no longer resembled a once-living organism!!!! LOL
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