How to Fix Salty Gravy (Yes, It's Possible!)
In fact, it's an easy fix. Learn the best way to make gravy taste less salty, so you can confidently serve it with your mashed potatoes and turkey on Thanksgiving.
Good gravy puts that rich, velvety finishing touch on your holiday feast—but what happens when you go a little overboard with the salt? We know just how to make food less salty, and we're here to share that knowledge with you. If your gravy is too salty, give one of these techniques a spin to get your special dinner back on track.
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How to Make Gravy Less Salty
Before we get into proven methods of how to make gravy less salty, let's first debunk one of the most commonly purported but incorrect solutions: adding potatoes to overly salty gravy or soup doesn't solve the problem. In his tome What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained, Robert Wolke, professor emeritus in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, conducted multiple controlled experiments with potatoes in both unsalted and overly salty water. While the potatoes absorbed the salty water, they didn't cut the salty taste of the liquid one bit.
So now that you know what doesn't work, let's get down to the business of how to fix over-salted gravy.