Salt & Pepper Shakers - Which One With Bigger Holes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Okay, this is a constant debate at every dinner table (well, at least when I'm there [​IMG] )

    You have TWO shakers that are identical in EVERY WAY except for the size of the holes. Which goes into the shaker with bigger holes, the salt or the pepper.

    You must reply with an answer and WHY you selected the smaller / larger holes.
  2. The Salt goes in the shaker with the larger holes (or more holes) because we use more Salt than Pepper and a little Pepper goes a long way...
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Pepper has the bigger holes because pepper is denser and won't come of the little holes. If you put salt in the one with the bigger holes it will pour out all over your food. while your taste buds may love it your heart will not.

    I can't believe I am answering this. [​IMG]

    ETA: If it is the difference between 2 holes or three holes, salt goe sin the three holes.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
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  5. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    I would like my pepper in the shaker with the larger holes because I like the coarsely cracked stuff- not the powder. That said- my salt shaker would also need larger holes than normal because I like kosher salt. [​IMG]
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:what she said....
  7. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    salt in both and use a pepper grinder, saves debate.
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:That is the way I was always taught, because over-peppering a dish can ruin it faster, for more palates, than over-salting. And if you notice, in S&P sets that are labeled as such, you'll see that even when the holes are all the same size, the salt-shaker will have more holes.

    Or you could do the only truly proper thing, and get a peppermill and use fresh whole peppercorns. [​IMG]

    ETA: I do not put salt-shakers on my dinner table. Pepper may be personal, but by golly, as far as salt is concerned, I've seasoned it perfectly by the time you're eating it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I use coarse sea salt and peppercorns in salt & pepper grinders...
  10. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    pepper goes in the one with the bigger holes beacuse if ya put the salt in the one with bigger holes you'll over salt your food.

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