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Save an Oversalted Dish
Added on January 11 2010 | 37 Comments
Hello Robin Patterson,
The only way you could "save" your dish is by making more picadillo without spices, then combining it with the very salty portion. This way, you can dilute the spices. Thanks' for visiting our web site, here at Paula's we encourage you to keep on trying our recipes!
By Jocelyn Morera on April 16, 2013
I made picadillo last nite and added to many "salty" spices. How can I correct that so it's more edible!
By Robin Patterson on April 15, 2013
Like this, but sorry to tell you that it does not work. It's an
old, old kitchen tip ( my mother taught me too) but Good Housekeeping magazine tested it some time back and it does not help. The potato does not really "soak" up the salt. The only way to save the soup is to dilute it with stock or add a pinch of sugar to help counteract the salt.
Sorry!! Hey, Maybe y'all could test it for us?
Love the site,
By JD on August 06, 2011
I'm 23, but who cares!? hahaha. You're really really hot. Oh my...Thanks for the tip!!
By Andre on August 04, 2011
Absolutely love the tip!!! That is something that happens to me and I never knew how to fix it!!! Thanks y'all!
By Michelle Roaque on August 03, 2011
When you put the potatoes into a over salted dish or soup How does it work? You Didn't explain why we need to do this or if there was anything else we can do if we don't have a potato.
By Steve Williamson on August 03, 2011
I am so glad that I saw this about salty food.I love watching and learning things.
By Joanne on August 03, 2011
He can show me anything!
By Anonymous on August 03, 2011
I have used this technique before...i have another soup question though..we do not have a taste for onions or mushrooms whats the best way to flavor the soup without adding these?
By victoria on August 03, 2011
i dont have laptop or computer to see this so if someone could email me with how to save a salty dish that be great! My husband and i share the cookin but when he cooks he seems to but way to much salt then needed..thanks for time kelly
By kelly on August 03, 2011
I was wandering if you have any ideas for using the potato after it has done it's job on the salt, can it be used in another dish?
By Joyce Hitchcock on August 03, 2011
Nevermind the tip, I'm wondering where I can get that beautiful pot!
By VSmith on August 03, 2011
Thanks for the reminder. My great grandmother used this tip.
By Stephanie on August 03, 2011
This is something that does happen, and adding a raw potatoe who knew?? Get Tip!
By Marie Slack on August 03, 2011
Ive tried that potatoe trick before to remove salt but it never seemed to work that good for me. Maybe because I always cut the potatoe into chunks...hummm. Thanks for the tip anyway.
By S Rowan on August 03, 2011
great to know cause this happens to me a lot lol but how do you take salt out of fried foods like chicken or chops bet you cant huh i cant do it like your videos keep them comming
By rita godfrey on August 03, 2011
Hi! I would love to know how to save an over salted dish, but my iPad doesn't have a flash player (some corporate squabble with Apple). Is there another way to learn about this? Thanks!
By Rebecca Newman on August 03, 2011
Can't view on my mobile device :(
By Liz on August 03, 2011
That really works, huh? I'd heard it before, but didn't believe it. Thanks, Jamie.
Good tip! Jamie, you've lost weight! Enjoy your mom's show a lot.
By Carrie on April 07, 2011
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