269 General Purpose Pickling Brine

Preparation info
  • For

    50 litres

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By Auguste Escoffier

Published 1903

  • About


  • 50 hires (11¼ gals or 14 U.S. gals) water
  • 25


Place all the ingredients in a well-tinned copper pan and bring to the boil quickly. When boiling place a peeled potato into it and if it floats, add sufficient water to cause it to begin to sink. On the other hand, if the potato sinks immediately it is placed into the brine, it will be necessary to reduce the liquid by boiling to the stage where the density of the brine will k