If your soup becomes too sweet for your taste, try adding a little salt to tame down the sweetness or 1 teaspoon of apple cider or white vinegar. Be sure to taste test after each addition so that you do not change the taste of the soup too much or make it too salty. See below for more soup tips.
- When adding fresh herbs, add them shortly before serving because they may lose their flavor when cooked for a long period of time.
- If your soup becomes too salty when you are preparing it, try adding a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of cider vinegar to combat the saltiness. Another method to try is to add a raw potato to the soup to absorb some of the extra salt.
- Add instant potato flakes to thicken soup. Add small amounts at a time and stir until the soup is at the desired consistency.
- To remove fat from soup, use one of these techniques:
- Allow a lettuce leaf to float on top of the soup. The lettuce will attract the fat; then the fat and lettuce leaf can be removed.
- Crumple up a piece of plastic wrap and skim the surface of the soup to attract the fat from the surface.
- Allow the soup to cool and place it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. The fat will have solidified on top and can then be easily scraped off.