Fleur de Sel Appreciation Society
August 6, 2012 8:37 AM Subscribe
What are some good uses for my fleur de sel? What makes it so special, anyway?
posted by Liesl to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I picked up some fleur de sel de Guerande
while on a recent vacation to Brittany
. (We ended up going to Bénodet, a seaside town not far from Concarneau, on the south side of Brittany. Beautiful.)
I'm not a heavy salt user in the first place, but everyone raves about fleur de sel and I thought I'd see what's so magical. I use plain ol' kosher in my salt mill for everyday use. As far as I understand, NaCl is NaCl is NaCl, but the shape and flakiness of fleur de sel makes it special as a finishing salt. But why? And how can I use my small stash to appreciate it best? I'm looking both for actual recipes and for general tips. I'm an accomplished cook and we eat most everything, heavy on the veggies. Not so much into the preserving, pickling and non-food answers that made up the bulk of the answers to this previous question