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Hickory-flavored sea salt is not just for barbecuing; it can be used for several of your in-house cooking needs as well, adding that just-right flavor to your pork chops or ham. Unfortunately, finding hickory-flavored sea salts in your local supermarket can be a tall order. And if you do find it, it will cost you a large bit of pocket change. Don’t rely on the remote possibility of finding your favorite smoked salt any longer. Make your own.

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Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Combine the sea salt and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Mix well. You want the mixture to have the consistency of brown sugar. Add more salt or liquid to achieve the required consistency.

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Spread the salt mixture evenly onto a cookie sheet.

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Place the cookie sheet into the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Move the mix around on the cookie sheet, keeping it in an even layer. Cook for another 15 minutes.

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Remove the pan from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes. Check for dryness. If not totally dry, put the mixture back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven again and let it sit for five minutes. Break the hickory salt up as desired.

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Store the hickory salt in a jar with a tight lid.

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Launie Sorrels

Launie Sorrels is a veteran who has worked as a chef and has more than two decades of martial arts training. His writing has developed from his experience as a quality assurance manager for Microsoft and IBM. Sorrels has a degree in computer science and is currently working on his journalism degree.