Definitions

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  • verb cooking To add too much salt to (something)

Etymologies

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over- +‎ salt

Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    I love the internet « Were rabbits

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

    Archive 2008-05-01

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

    More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes

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

    Recipe: Carrots with Capers (Kαρότα με Kάπαρης)

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

    Ratio

  • 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

  • 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

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