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    • SnowyOwl
    • By SnowyOwl 22nd Jun 05, 11:14 PM
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    • 22nd Jun 05, 11:14 PM
    Hi there, hope it's not too late! Apparently if you put potato in that should absorb some of the salt - then just fish it out before serving.

    • crana999
    • By crana999 23rd Jun 05, 6:24 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 05, 6:24 PM
    or you could try adding a load of extra veg or something.
  • £Ronnie
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:40 PM
    How to counteract salty taste?
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:40 PM
    Myself and DD spent some time this afternoon making some celery and stilton soup to use up some Christmas leftovers but it tastes soooo salty. I am really confused by this as I didn't add any salt!???:confused:


    Wondering if I added to much stilton, and is there anything I can add to counteract the taste otherwise its going in the bin?

    TIA
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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 10th Jan 06, 4:41 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:41 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:41 PM
    Drop a couple of peeled uncooked potatoes in your soup, this will absorb quite a bit of salt. Leave them for about 15 mins then check the taste, if still too salty keep checking every 5 mins or so.


    HTH
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:46 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 4:46 PM
    Cheers for that, you're a legend, and so prompt!
    Now this is going to make me sound even more daft, but does it matter if the soup has already gone cold?
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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 10th Jan 06, 5:20 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 5:20 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 5:20 PM
    Now that's a question I'm not sure of......... hmm. Let me get back to you on that one.
    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 10th Jan 06, 5:25 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 5:25 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 5:25 PM
    OK, having consulted my fellow BG's for advice on this, the general consens is that you will need to heat the soup before putting the potato in, otherwise it will just sit in the soup and not do anything.

    Don't forget to remove the poatao before it is fully cooked or you'll have celery, stilton and potato soup!!

    Hope this sorted out your problem
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Jan 06, 6:12 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 6:12 PM
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    • 10th Jan 06, 6:12 PM
    And cut the tater up into pieces - that way you get more surface area to help absorb the salt through. Just remember that smaller pieces cook a bit faster so reduce the time they are in for

    Sorry ark, I forgot to mention that when we were talking about this one.
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    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 10th Jan 06, 6:20 PM
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    And watch that the potatos dont become to soft, if they do before the saltiness has gone, remove and put some fresh potatos in!!!
    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 10th Jan 06, 6:45 PM
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    Why can't she leave the potatoes in long enough to cook them (cut into small chunks), then put the soup through the blender again? Seems a shame to waste the spuds, and it will increase the volume, so make extra to be frozen for another day.
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    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 10th Jan 06, 6:51 PM
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    Thats fine if you want potato in your soup, but i would also think that the salt the potatos soaks up, would then go back into the soup!!!! Mind you, maybe the extra volume might help with the salty taste!!
  • £Ronnie
    Well who would have thought it was so complicated?:confused:

    Following all your advice the plan is:
    Put cubes of raw potato into warmed up soup, leave to absorb salt, taste test, taste test until salty taste gone, then taste potato cube to see if it is salty, if not liquidise the whole lot together, if it is then remove all potato and enjoy soup.....


    Thanks all!
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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 10th Jan 06, 9:26 PM
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    no problem, it's what we are here for!
    • I want a house
    • By I want a house 10th Oct 06, 3:35 PM
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    Too much salt in casserole!
    Hi everyone, newbie here.

    Got a disaster, I made chicken casserole but with the bacon in it, it was way too salty and my kids wouldn't eat it (surprise,surprise). Problem is, I've got another batch that I put in the freezer, any way of reducing the salt??? :confused:

    Thankyou in advance
  • Hegarts
    Cook it up again but put a potato in with it - this absorbs the salt as it cooks. However, you'll have to eat it without freezing it again as it's already been frozen once.
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    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 10th Oct 06, 3:39 PM
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    Some ideas here might help.
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    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 10th Oct 06, 3:40 PM
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    Putting a raw potato in when you are reheating it, then discarding when hot, would work for soup and can't see why wouldn't work for casserole too. There is a recent thread about salty soup which has other ideas which might help too.
    • I want a house
    • By I want a house 10th Oct 06, 3:50 PM
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    Thanks for that guys, also can I freeze baby carrots that come from a tin and can i just microwave them from frozen when I need to use them?
    • tryhard
    • By tryhard 25th Oct 06, 8:20 AM
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    ways to reduce salt in cooking
    has anyone got any great tips?
    mine are
    1.add salt just at the end of cooking - need much lesser
    2.try alternative tastes balsalmic vinegar in dressings
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