sour salt


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sour salt

n.
Crystals of citric acid used in cooking.

sour′ salt′


n.
crystals of citric acid used as a flavoring in foods, carbonated beverages, and pharmaceuticals.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sour salt - crystals of citric acid used as seasoning
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
citric acid - a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits); used as a flavoring agent
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MEZCAL GUMMY CRITTERS For the sour salt: Zest of 5 limes 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon citric acid powder For the gummies: 15 grams powdered gelatin 35 grams El Buho Mezcal + 30 grams more 100 grams glucose 75 grams sugar FOR THE SOUR SALT: Dehydrate lime zest at 135 degrees for 2 hours, or until completely dry.
There was something so comforting about the tender rolls, filled with ground beef and swimming in a tomato sauce sweetened with brown sugar and studded with raisins and tangy with a dash of sour salt from the old New York markets.