Fool's Salt - Sel Fou - French Style Seasoning Salt
5 mins (prep 5)
9 ingredients
1 servings
Every self-respecting French housewife has a tub of this by the side of her cooker; they are all slightly different depending on the region you live in, but this is one that I use over and over again. It has just a hint of herbs & spices, enhancing a dish rather than overpowering it. The French call this "Sel Fou" or Fool's Salt, which is a wonderful name for it I think! Please note, I have NOT added any chilli powder or Cayenne pepper in this mix - I realise that hot spices are popular in seasoning salts, but this is herbal rather than spiced! I use it to sprinkle over salads, add it to pasta, stews, soups, daubes, casseroles, pies, roast chicken & meat etc. It is also GREAT sprinkled onto hot Chips (French fries) & over the top of pizzas. I don't like to make huge quantities, due to the herbs losing their freshness and flavour - so, this makes about 125g (just over 5 ozs) of Fool's Salt; you can of course increase the quantities if you wish!

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Serving Size (88.51 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 47.62 Calories from Fat 2.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.27g 0.42%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.2%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 64.8mg 2.7%
Total Carbohydrate 10.91g 3.64%
Dietary Fiber 0.98 g 3.91%
Sugars 3.76 g %
Protein 1.29g 2.57%
Vitamin A 1.7IU% Vitamin C 8.3mg%
Calcium 35.25mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fine sea salt, onion salt, dried thyme, dried marjoram, ground