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Dec 6, 2012 04:07 PM

Salt flakes

I have found a few recipes that call for salt flakes but it is hard to come by in my area. I was wondering if I could make my own from brine to obtain the proper texture. Has anyone done this?

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  1. I have not but I have ordered Maldon flakes from Amazon. They are very reliable and the price is great. Now my Whole Foods has it more reliably though I think it is cheaper on Amazon!

    1. It would be a WHOLE lot easier to just order Maldon:

      1. Thirding Maldon, the stuff is great and easy to get.

        1. Fourthing Maldon. Love the smoked flakes, too.

          1. All US-produced flake salt comes from Cargill in St Clair Michigan--the former Diamond Crystal Salt company from the 1800s.

            Numerous firms resell the stuff--or alter it slightly. I purchased 95 pounds of a butter-flavored variety of it from Gold Medal (in a 45-pound plastic tub and a fifty-pound box) very inexpensively for seasoning popcorn or to use in almost all my baking and cooking. I would likely never have to buy any such salt again during my entire lifetime...