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Mar 30, 2004 07:22 PM

rescuing soup that's too salty

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my lovely mushroom soup is too salty, probably from the soy I added. How to correct? I don't want to throw it out, but I need some quick advice! It tastes like a salt lick!

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  1. Cut a potato into large chunks and let them simmer for a 10-15 minutes. Then fish out the potato chunks. I've heard that the potatoes will absorb a lot of the salt...

    1. Sabine,

      Add water or plain stock to dilute the salt, then correct thickness, etc...

      The potato trick doesn't work, IMO.

      Evil Ronnie

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      1. Add a little sugar. That's what my wife would do, and it seems to work.

        1. 1) I believe the potato trick works. It did for me last night. 2) Dilution obviously works, it's simple science. 3) Lemon/lime juice seems to work too. 4) I don't know what kind of soup it is, but adding canned beans, or pasta, or rice would help too.

          1. A little sugar with a little vinegar will do the trick in many recipes.