Alternative to Pökelsalz

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Alternative to Pökelsalz

Postby nashmarkt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:21 pm

HI Everyone. I am glad to have found this forum.
I am going to try to make a Austrian/German meatloaf called Leberkäse. The recipe calls for Pökelsalz which is supposed to keep the meatloaf from turning grey as it cooks and would keep the meat a nice pink color.

Has anyone found an alternative to this Pokelsalz in United states? Is Prague Powder #1 an alternative?
Looking at the ingredients of Pokelsalz, it is Salt plus 0.5% Nitrite. Prague powder #1 has Salt plus 6.25% of Nitrite.

should I just use Prague powder #1 and reduce the amount used by 1/10?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Alternative to Pökelsalz

Postby wheels » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:14 pm

No, reduce the amount used by 9/10ths

Use 1/10th of the amount of Prague (Cure #1) as you would Pökelsalz.

Semantics maybe, but 'by 1/10th' and 'to 1/10' are very different.

Don't forget to make up the difference with 'normal' salt.

HTH

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Re: Alternative to Pökelsalz

Postby nashmarkt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:29 pm

HI Phil,
Correct, divide the amount of Pokelsalz needed in recipe by 10. And yes I will makeup the difference in Salt. Much appreciated.
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