The healthier "three-fingered pinch" is a better way to incrementally amp up the seasoning without either a) taking forever or b) accidentally over-salting the dish. It's also close to how restaurant chefs and trained cooks think about salting their dishes.
The first time you sprinkle a healthy three-fingered pinch of salt into a dish, it can feel like you're really adding a lot! To put things in perspective, the actual amount is only somewhere between 1/4 teaspoon and 1/8 teaspoon depending on the size of your hands and your general enthusiasm.
Do you have any other tricks for adding just the right amount of salt to a dish?
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