– Herbs on Saturday –
Fool’s Salt or Sel Fou (French Style Seasoning Salt)
Every self-respecting French housewife has a tub of this by the side of her cooker; they are all slightly different depending on which region of France that you live in; this is my mixture and one that I use over and over again. It has just a hint of herbs & spices, enhancing a dish rather than overpowering it. The French call this “Sel Fou” or Fool’s Salt, which is a wonderful name for it I think. Please note, I have NOT added any chilli powder or Cayenne pepper in this mix – I realise that hot spices are popular in seasoning salts, but this is herbal rather than spiced salt seasoning. I use it to sprinkle over salads, add it to pasta, stews, soups, daubes, casseroles, pies, roast chicken & meat etc. It is also GREAT sprinkled onto hot Chips & over the top of pizzas. I don’t like to make huge quantities, due to the herbs losing their freshness and flavour – so, this makes about 125g (just over 5 ozs) of Fool’s Salt; you can of course increase the quantities if you wish.
This would make a fitting recipe to add my monthly Herbs on Saturday Blog Hop that can be found here: Herbs on Saturday. Do join in with your herbal recipes and NOT just ones that you have made on Saturday, but during the week or the month of February.
That’s all for today, a short and salty post today as I am très busy around the house and in the kitchen, see you tomorrow and have a wonderful start to the weekend. Karen