When to Add to Cooking:


  • To blend with soups and sauces, put it in early.


  • For meats, add it just before taking from the stove.


  • In cake ingredients, salt can be mixed with eggs.


  • When cooking vegetables, always salt the water in which they are cooked in.


  • Put salt in the pan when frying fish to prevent sticking and control odor.


  • For quick and handy seasoning while cooking, keep on hand a large shaker containing six parts salt and one part pepper.


  • Lemon juice or vinegar may replace salt in most recipes for the low sodium or salt-free diet.




  • Other Uses for Salt:


  • Salt sprinkled on waxed paper will remove burned-on starch from a hot iron. Just iron over it awhile.


  • Dip a new broom in hot salt water before using to toughen bristles and extend their life.


  • For red-wine spills, white wine works best. But if that's not available, sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the spill. Flush with cool water and blot dry.


  • Pour salt on a broken egg to absorb the sticky spill. Then wipe clean.


  • Polish copper and pewter with mixture of one cup vinegar, 1 tsp. salt and enough flour to make a paste. Apply to pots and other items, then rinse with warm water and dry completely.