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Spaghetti Sauce - Reducing Acid


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To remove the acid from spaghetti sauce, simmer on the stove and put a big carrot in there. It will soak up the acid perfectly! (My mom taught me this when she made her sauce from scratch, but it works for pre-made sauces, too.)

Use a regular carrot...not baby carrots.
- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 4/13/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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***DEBRA*** 4/14/2010 8:55:00 AM

    I never knew that!
Thank you so much.
I always ended up adding sugar.
Now I won't have to add additional calories.
LINDAGRAVEL 4/13/2010 11:42:00 PM

    We always put a carrot in our sauce also.
SAVANNAHJESSICA 4/16/2010 5:13:00 PM

    Sparkway - Some people are sensitive to acid...oh, and by the way, throw the carrot out when you are getting ready to serve the sauce. :)
ALLTHNGSTHRUHIM 4/15/2010 1:13:00 PM

    Just wondering, what is the negative of acid in spaghetti sauce? This is a bit of info I've never come across before. :) But a carrot thrown in does sound good regardless.
ACTRDREAMR 4/14/2010 9:43:00 AM

    I had no idea, how interesting!

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