Got a big box of kosher salt and don't want it to go to waste. My only concern is that the crystals are little bigger than regular salt. That shouldn't make a difference should it? Thanks for your input.
No it's fine just use less since kosher salt is bigger.
yes, actually most cook prefer kosher salt to iodized. it's not recommended for baking, though."Chefs often prefer kosher salt because its texture allows the chef to pinch a larger quantity of salt and evenly sprinkle the flakes on food. Also, because of the absence of iodine, kosher salt tends to make flavors cleaner and brighter than iodized salt, which has a slightly metallic flavor. The Food Network's Alton Brown generally recommends the use of Kosher Salt for this reason."
Kosher salt could originally be obtained from either sea or land, because what makes kosher salt different is not its source but its size. When obtained from sea salt, the evaporation process is altered in a way that allows for production of larger salt chunks. These chunks basically consist of the same very small cubes described earlier, but instead of keeping these small cubes separate, the process allows them to clump together into larger grains. Similar processes are used with mined salt to allow this same larger grain result.
So to answer your question, yes, it is fine to use kosher salt in your regular every day cooking.
The only salt I buy is Kosher or Sea Salt. It is HIGHLY recommended for cooking with. I have table salt that rarely gets used and only by company.
Yes, but you will have to account for the greater concentration of salt in table salt vs kosher salt. You will also have to take into consideration the fact that the kosher salt is in a bigger 'chunk' if you are mixing things (like baking).
no it shouldnt affect your recipes but, table salt has iodine added to it. which we only need in trace amounts anyway
you might get what you need from other sources already anyway
I use kosher salt all the time....just at first use a little less, so you do not oversalt......I use kosher for all my baking and cooking and we even prefer it as table salt.....again start small until you figure out your preference......It really is a better flavor....
I also have a huge box of Kosher salt, I started using it on everything, if I wanted to make sure I wouldn't have big chunks of salt, I just took a pinch and grinded it between my fingers before I put it on something. It's pretty easy to grind up if you don't want big chunks.