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Sour Salt Question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by OldGuy43, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. I have a recipe that calls for sour salt and I'm having trouble finding any. Since sour salt is really just citric acid can I just crush some organic vitamin C tablets to make some?
     

  2. BettyR

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    I'd Google it and see if you can find any information on it.
     
  3. erinszoo

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    Usually you can buy both citric acid and ascorbic acid in the canning section at most stores. In comes in a container like a spice shaker or a small tub. You can just crush the tablets but it takes a lot and they are hard to crush. We dissolved them in a small amount water at one point to dip apples in to keep them browning which worked fine. 'What are you using it for?
     
  4. Found it! Well, OldGal found it. It was in a container that looked like a pill bottle, and someone had put it in the Pharmacy vitamin section.

    I have a recipe for sourdough bread that uses it (optionally) to add extra tang.
     
  5. erinszoo

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    We do that too. Don't use too much though.it can overpower quickly.
     

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