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Old 09-16-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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Too much salt

can anyone help!! i have put too much salt in the salt and pepper chicken
how do i rectify this?


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Old 09-16-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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Morning, and Welcome to DC Miss Tricia. I am not familiar with your recipe. Have you already cooked the dish? Also knowing the recipe may help folks come up with a workable solution to your problem.

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Old 09-16-2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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Add little hald boiled potatos and remove it before serving. or you can add some youghert, may be a new recipe from your kitchen.we indians add curd or youghert if we put more salt.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by malabarcost View Post
Add little hald boiled potatos and remove it before serving.
This is an old wives tale that does not work. For a great explanation, see this article.

Really, the only way to make something less salty without changing the dish is to make a second batch without salt (or less salt) and combine the two.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:51 AM   #5
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Another suggestion is to turn your chicken into a soup or stew with vegetables. The extra salt in the chicken will season the vegetables and broth, just like a chunk of ham seasons beans.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:21 AM   #6
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too much salt

thankyou for all your replys, let me explain what it was i cooked,
strips of chicken fillet put in batter and deep fried with onions and peppers the recipe called for a genorous amount of sea salt and black pepper but i used table salt as i couldent get sea salt and put in too much salt so how do i get rid of the salty flavour?
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:29 AM   #7
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If the salt is in the coating, your only solution to saving the food is to break off the coating and eat the chicken. If it's mixed in with the onions and peppers, all you can do is cook more with no salt and combine as GB said.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:52 PM   #8
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In India we immerse green leafy vegetables(shak) in the curry if you put too much salt in it. Keep it for 15 min then remove the shak and serve it.

This is not an old wives tale because I do it myself.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:58 PM   #9
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Ever since I realized that one teaspoon of salt has somewhere around 2300 milligrams of sodium, which is about the same as our recommended daily allowance, and knowing how bad for us salt is, I've been drastically cutting back on salt intake.

I no longer salt pasta water, I don't add salt to things that contain other things that are already salty (like soy sauce, ham, etc.), and I rarely add salt at the table (unless it's corn on the cob, or if whomever made dinner didn't salt it at all or nearly enough).

I used to oversalt things and just dealt with it or didn't eat it. But I've never oversalted anything like soup.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:06 PM   #10
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You may have to toss it, I like salt but too much can ruin the taste of anything. Its easier to add than remove.

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