Fool's Salt - Sel Fou - French Style Seasoning Salt

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by French Tart

Every self-respecting French housewife has a tub of this by the side of her cooker; they are all slightly different depending on the region you live in, but this is one that I use over and over again. It has just a hint of herbs & spices, enhancing a dish rather than overpowering it. The French call this "Sel Fou" or Fool's Salt, which is a wonderful name for it I think! Please note, I have NOT added any chilli powder or Cayenne pepper in this mix - I realise that hot spices are popular in seasoning salts, but this is herbal rather than spiced! I use it to sprinkle over salads, add it to pasta, stews, soups, daubes, casseroles, pies, roast chicken & meat etc. It is also GREAT sprinkled onto hot Chips (French fries) & over the top of pizzas. I don't like to make huge quantities, due to the herbs losing their freshness and flavour - so, this makes about 125g (just over 5 ozs) of Fool's Salt; you can of course increase the quantities if you wish!

Top Review by J. Ko

Five stars for sure! I was unable to find dried horseradish, so I substituted dry mustard powder as suggested by a previous reviewer. I find I'm using this seasoning salt for almost everything. Thank-you Tarty! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. The icing sugar and corn flour are essential as a stabilising element in this seasoning salt.
  3. Store the salt in an open Salt Pig or a bowl with a small wooden salt scoop/spoon.
  4. Add about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to stews, sauces, casseroles, pies, soups, pasta, etc. Alternatively, sprinkle over roast chickens or meats, salads, breads and pizzas.

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