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Old 03-16-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Potato vs Apple for removing salt

I recently read a post by Ken Peach, a seasoned member of the BBQ trail, an honored veteran and champion CASI chili chef that said that apples removed more salt from a dish than potatoes...
I was reading the post about pastrami about removing salt so I thought rather than hi-jacking that thread I would ask here.
So what is your opinion?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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I use potatoes mostly because I can eat salty potatoes, not salty apples

I save the potatoes and boil them for dinner with the corned beef
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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How about a sponge ?

I'd think that while they may both remove some salt, they are also removing liquid as well, not just all salt.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #4
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Use whatever you have. I don't think you could tell any difference whatsoever. Taters are a whole lot cheaper and work very well. Just my thought but apples can better be used for other things.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:51 PM   #5
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I concur with the potato being used. I also like to use them to make hash browns and other dishes with after they do their thing with removing salt!!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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I also recommend potatos. They are like a sponge and are regularly used to clarify (clean) oil in a deep fryer.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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+1 on the taters. Then using them for a hash.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:43 PM   #8
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Interesting, some science folk say that the potato trick doesn't really work:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp...5891-2001Apr17

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?...removing-salt/
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