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Offline Hadrian

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« on: 28/01/2007 16:36:03 »
Too Much Salt

I been told that if you accidentally put to much  salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt.

Do you think this could work?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2007 16:54:15 »
Hi Hadrian,

Your new site looks great by the way.

Y'know ?...I think I have heard that before too...

I presume it would be an easy experiment to try out.

two pans of hot water both equally salty and chuck a potatoe in one and then taste the goodness after a while.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2007 16:57:10 »
Yeperoo.. That is true as far as me grandma an d mom go.. They were both cooks and that was a tried and true remedt when the problem occured..
 

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« Reply #3 on: 28/01/2007 17:08:23 »
Hi Hadrian,

Your new site looks great by the way.

Y'know ?...I think I have heard that before too...

I presume it would be an easy experiment to try out.

two pans of hot water both equally salty and chuck a potatoe in one and then taste the goodness after a while.

i have to give it a go and see.

PS thanks for your complement about the forum
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/01/2007 05:50:20 »
yep a cut potato will draw it out...just love starch...aagghh!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/01/2007 06:24:12 »
Always has worked for me.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/01/2007 14:44:46 »
Tried and True.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/01/2007 16:37:07 »
First :  there must be a way to measure this, rather than just tasting.  Maybe by measuring the conductivity before and after the addition of the potato.
Second :  if it is the starch that does the trick, it should work also with corn (or corn flower) or wheat or any other cereal.  Has anyone ever tried ?  Does it work with macaroni ?  How about manioc ?...
Third :  even if the measurements confirm it, I don't have a clue as to by what mechanism it works.  And I have worked a lot with starches (potato starch as well as corn starch).  From what I remember, salt (sodium chloride) is added to make gelatinisation of the starch more difficult.  (But then again, our research was never aimed at reducing the salt content).
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/01/2007 00:35:03 »
Excellent Eric,

However...as a firm believer in emprical study I today conducted my own experiment. But me chose to make it hard by using  ' LoSalt ' !!...

Below are two pictures...taken twenty minutes apart !!

It's clear that potatoes just LURRRRRRRRRRRRRVVE Salt !!..LOL


BEFORE:








AFTER:









QED !
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/01/2007 01:23:04 »
love my salt...look at that cute potato...isn't corn and potato starch different...what about the sugar content in corn...??
 

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« Reply #10 on: 30/01/2007 01:26:09 »
That's some serious tater lurvvveee going on there!!!  LOL  Nice experiment.  Thanks so much for clearing up the mystery.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 30/01/2007 01:46:01 »
I know...think I am so in love...
 

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« Reply #12 on: 30/01/2007 03:12:01 »
Very Cute SIr!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 30/01/2007 03:16:53 »
Do ewe like the reflection in the Italian Marble table ? *le brag*
 

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« Reply #14 on: 30/01/2007 03:19:33 »
Yes it is quite good. The camera caught it quite nicely Sir.. LOL..
Nice table Mr camera man!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 30/01/2007 04:17:51 »
Do ewe like the reflection in the Italian Marble table ? *le brag*

Nice table.  *le jealous*   
 

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« Reply #16 on: 30/01/2007 04:33:41 »
It was nice as I leaned into my lil honey...oops, I meant salt!  LOL
 

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« Reply #17 on: 30/01/2007 05:00:25 »
LOL, such a cute little tater!! LOL
 

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« Reply #18 on: 31/01/2007 01:11:23 »

lots of salt now where did i put my chips
 

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