Ways to use salt and vinegar powder
May 5, 2020 7:02 PM   Subscribe

In a late night isolation mental health moment I bought a random packet of salt and vinegar powder. It arrived and is a lot bigger than I expected. I'm using it on popcorn and it's fine, but are there other interesting ways I can use it too?
posted by lollusc to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Quick pickling would be very easy. Add a bit of sugar, finely sliced veg and let sit for an hour or so. For more of an asian flavor, I add soy sauce and sesame oil.
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 7:06 PM on May 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

Chips! Basically make potato (or sweet potato) chips. Don't really have to be paper thin, though better if you have a mandoline. Slice thin, apply a bit of olive oil, apply powder, bake at 400 for about 25 min. I'd also maybe try it in grilled cheese.
posted by jessamyn at 7:07 PM on May 5, 2020 [4 favorites]

Roast vegetables. hash browns. Probably dust on soups.
posted by theora55 at 7:08 PM on May 5, 2020 [2 favorites]

Baked potatoes!
posted by fancyoats at 7:31 PM on May 5, 2020 [3 favorites]

A lot of dishes can benefit from a little acid, I might keep a covered dish of the powder next to the stove like a salt cellar and then dash it in during cooking. Could also be fun if you're trying to say dry brine something that's usually done in vinegar, like chicken adobo.
posted by Carillon at 7:38 PM on May 5, 2020 [2 favorites]

Dust it on fried fish, for vinegar on your fish and chips that doesn't make the crust soggy?

Rim a bloody mary glass with it?

Hear me out: a little on a sweet, fresh tropical fruit like mango or pineapple.

Sprinkle on nuggets of short grain rice for quasi-sushi, topped with cucumber or asparagus or avocado, or, you know, good sushi fish?
posted by pykrete jungle at 7:41 PM on May 5, 2020 [8 favorites]

Tipsybumblebee, what would be the advantage of using the powder for pickling over just using vinegar and salt?
posted by lollusc at 7:47 PM on May 5, 2020

Do you like pork rinds? Because they’re even better with a bit of vinegar dust.
posted by nouvelle-personne at 7:47 PM on May 5, 2020 [2 favorites]

This is lovely on fresh tomatoes, i find.
posted by smoke at 8:19 PM on May 5, 2020 [8 favorites]

A pub near me does salt and vinegar chicken wings and they're very nice.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:06 PM on May 5, 2020 [5 favorites]

Kale chips!
posted by blerghamot at 9:32 PM on May 5, 2020

I'm not sure an AskMe post has every made me salivate before. Yum.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 10:10 PM on May 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

All that acid :)
posted by Carillon at 12:50 AM on May 6, 2020

My grocery store does the salt and vinegar chicken wings too. They're pretty good.
posted by shoesietart at 1:07 AM on May 6, 2020

Use it as part of a dry rub for some pork with the addition of garlic and onion powder, some chilies and paprika, pepper and a bit of sugar to balance. Would be excellent on a fattier cut like a shoulder or some ribs.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 3:40 AM on May 6, 2020

Tater tots!
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 3:49 AM on May 6, 2020 [1 favorite]

Riffing on the chicken wing recipe that others have mentioned, I do just the skin. So good.
posted by slenderloris at 9:57 AM on May 6, 2020

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