How to make fleur de sel (salt flakes)

Step by step recipe:

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

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.

Source:

Home made, based on a tip by Hervé This.

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