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Food Science: what's the purpose of the baking soda in the ground beef?

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Food Science: what's the purpose of the baking soda in the ground beef?

Howard_2 | Sep 16, 2006 05:27 PM

I have a dim sum recipe for some kind of meatballs. The recipe includes various flavorings (chopped tangerine peel, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar), stuff to hold the meatballs together and absorb liquid (egg white, cornstarch)--and baking soda!

Does anyone know what the purpose of the baking soda is? I've never seen any other recipe that adds baking soda to to any dish other than a baked bread kind of dish.

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