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Old 05-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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How can I reduce acid in tomato sauce

would like to know how to reduce the acid in my tomato sauces

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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Add the smallest amount of baking soda. I'm talking about a pinch. There will be a little foaming. Stir it in and check for acidity. Repeat with a LITTLE more until you get it where you want it.

Some recommend adding sugar but that does not reduce the acidity, it only masks it and will change the taste of the sauce.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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Thats a good tip Andy, I never knew that.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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I need to try the baking soda idea.

I don't recommend sugar either. When I'm in a rush I add a couple pats of butter toward the end of cooking. One pat at a time and check for taste.
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Add the smallest amount of baking soda. I'm talking about a pinch. There will be a little foaming. Stir it in and check for acidity. Repeat with a LITTLE more until you get it where you want it.

Some recommend adding sugar but that does not reduce the acidity, it only masks it and will change the taste of the sauce.
I will have to try that, hubby can't take acidic foods.
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My mother told me to put a whole potato in the sauce while cooking it. I have always done it, it has always worked. I remove the potato before serving. I usually eat it.
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My mother told me to put a whole potato in the sauce while cooking it. I have always done it, it has always worked. I remove the potato before serving. I usually eat it.
Whole with skin?
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My mother told me to put a whole potato in the sauce while cooking it. I have always done it, it has always worked. I remove the potato before serving. I usually eat it.

Never heard that before!
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remove acid from tomatoe sauce

what do the italians use besides starting with the best tomatoes?
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Whole with skin?
Sorry about that, no, I peel it.

My SIL gts acid upset stomach very easily, I told my daughter to put it in her Chilie and all was AOK.

I've has a couple Italian folks tell me they did it too.

Try it, I think you'll like it.
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