Why are leafy greens (kale, spinach, et. al) so often oversalted?
February 8, 2013 9:27 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend, although I'd love to know if anyone has a revealing insight. Why do cooked greens from chefs who otherwise salt their food moderately often arrive at the table too salty? Why do I oversalt my greens at home!?
posted by alexandermatheson to food & drink (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Does the hot liquid surrounding the greens release its salt onto the greens as they cool? Do cooks salt by the large volume of uncooked greens before they cook down? There must be an explanation! TIA for your responses to a inconsequential but vexing puzzle.