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  • v. To add too much salt to (something)


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over- +‎ salt


  • The stuffing needs a lot of salt so the rice and flesh can soak it up while cooking, so oversalt it a little before putting it into the squash.

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  • Since capers are salted, be careful not to oversalt at the beginning.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • If you like to use their canning water for some of the liquid called for in the recipe, go right ahead; just be careful not to oversalt the soup.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • • If you happen to oversalt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato.

    More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes

  • If you burn the lobster or you totally oversalt it or don't do a good job, you don't pay homage to that life.

    Q&A: Eric Ripert

  • So its always better to undersalt than to oversalt food.


  • But when production lines heat the flavor out of ingredients; when plants buy loads of chemically altered, inferior raw materials to cut costs; when they oversalt and oversugar to pack in cheap taste; when they lay on additives and preservatives to increase shelf life (remember trans fats?); when they process the very life out of food in the name of convenience and affordability, yes, they feed us, but they do not nurture us.

    The Taste Makers

  • Unfortunately to the uninitiated, the tendency to oversalt has to be mitigated, as something that is still cooking will concentrate the flavor to an unappealing, oversalinated mess.

    Progenitor of Civilization

  • After he'd swallowed the pills, he asked, "Did you oversalt the soup?"

    Annie, Get Your Guy & Messing Around With Max

  • In spite of this, a certain economy in the use of the article became the habit of the French nation, and the traveler of the nineteenth century may bless the government of the Bourbons when for once in his life he finds himself in a country where the cooks do not habitually oversalt the soup.

    The Eve of the French Revolution


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