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Tomatoe sauce secret??

What is the secret to a less acidic tomato sauce? For you ladies that make your own, And do you use crushed tomatoes??

 
PassionMom1216

Asked by PassionMom1216 at 4:28 PM on Oct. 27, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Sugar works the best!!! I agree.
    WifeyandMom71

    Answer by WifeyandMom71 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 28, 2013

  • 2 teaspoons sugar.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 4:42 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • shredded carrot or a little sugar will cup the acid.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • Use some lemon juice.... When I make a home-made sauce, I do usually use diced or crushed seasoned tomatoes....

    If tomato sauce bothers your stomach, use a white sauce instead. We always have to order our pizzas with white sauce because tomato sauce causes my husband stomach issues.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 4:34 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • And yes, I use fresh, but you must slow cook them, the more you cook the more acid will come out, and if you add some sugar it balances it out.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 4:43 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • Just a tiny bit of baking soda. Not too much. If I make a big 8 quart pot, I'll use just under a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. Be warned, though... it will bubble and possibly spatter unless you sprinkle carefully and then stir.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • Add parm. cheese
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • I use crushed tomatoes and I add some romano cheese. I find if it simmer it a while it has a less acidic quailty.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 4:36 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • the answer is sugar. I always use crushed tomatoes, red wine and a dash of Worcestershire.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 5:08 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

  • My mom always puts a little shredded carrot in hers. I don't, but I like it my way. I usually use crushed tomatoes. Sometimes will use whole stewed tomatoes and crush them by hand.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:57 PM on Oct. 27, 2013

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