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Old 02-27-2006, 12:45 PM   #11
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That sounds weird to me, since carrots actually add sweetness.

Did it work?
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:57 PM   #12
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Yes, it sure did! I also added the salt as well, at small increments and kept tasting it, the sauce actually was delicious. It was still slightly sweet for my taste, but my family said it was outrageous...thanks for asking!
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:20 PM   #13
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I'll remember that about the carrots...never heard of it before.

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Old 03-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #14
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Carrots? How strange. I don't put sugar in tomato sauce at all (I have almost no sweet tooth), and also would have thought that carrots would be too sweet. Glad it worked for you, though.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:17 AM   #15
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that is odd. a lot of people i know add carrots to sweeten the sauce, so as not to have to add sugar.

i did that once, tried adding a little bit of sugar from a bag, and a big chunk dropped into the pot.

the only way i was able to reduce the sweetness, as was heretofore mentioned, was to add a lot more tomatoes, wine, and salt, and oregano.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:34 AM   #16
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Great tip Tats802
thanks for sharing that.
I wonder if the peeled carrots would work for other spice mishaps as well, like maybe adding too much salt?
Anyone know?
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:07 AM   #17
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Great tip Tats802
thanks for sharing that.
I wonder if the peeled carrots would work for other spice mishaps as well, like maybe adding too much salt?
Anyone know?
It won't work for over salting. The only thing that's proven to work is to add more of the other ingredients to make a larger batch.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #18
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Yes I agree with carrots. Go with the carrots shredded finely (put it in a food processor or food mixer, not to make it into a complete puree but to make it into tiny pieces...), you wouldn't need any sugar then. It adds a subtle sweetness, not so overpowering, more to the effect of taking the edge of the acidity that tomatoes contain. I use carrots about the same amount of onions..
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:40 AM   #19
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I heard its best to put in a semi cooked potato for too much salt or sugar.
OR you could but Alix in the pot with the sauce. She will suck up all the sugar cause she is SO SWEET!
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