How Much Salt is In Boiling Salted Water?

potatoes in salted water

Boiling salted water is often seen in recipes for pasta, potatoes, and other vegetables. 

Unless the recipe is specific on the amount, add about 1 scant teaspoon for each quart, and add it after the water begins to boil.

Tip: Covering the pot will help the water get to the boiling point quicker.

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