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How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes)

How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes)

French "fleur de sel" is a salt with a special texture, formed by the action of the wind on salt marshs. The wind dries the surface of the water which has a high salt concentration (this will later become sea salt) producing thin flaky crystals.

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Last modified on: May 4th 2011

For 15 g, you will need:

Change for: 5 g 15 g 30 g 45 g

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.1 hour1 hour 7 min.
Preservation: Several months in an airtight jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes) : Photo of step #1Pour 500 ml sea water into a pan on the lowest heat possible. 2 min.
2 How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes) : Photo of step #2As the water evaporates, crystals of salt will start to appear on the surface... 1 hour
3 How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes) : Photo of step #3...until the water has entirely disappeared.
4 How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes) : Photo of step #4Scrape the bottom of the pan and you will have your "fleur de sel" salt flakes. 5 min.

Remarks

It's worth noting that all types of salt have the same basic taste (unless of course there is something added). What "fleur se sel" offers is a different texture, rather than taste, and it is for scattering over the top of dishes rather than mixing in, as this adds nothing different from normal salt.

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Source: Home made, based on a tip by Hervé This.
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