Morton course kosher salt is an excellent way to spice up ordinary food with a salt-taste that is more unique than ordinary table salt can provide. I have found that Morton course kosher salt has many applications usually reserved for ordinary table salt.
Morton course kosher salt is courser than table salt, which means that it has a lower surface area to volume ratio. A lower surface area to volume ratio means that it takes Morton course kosher salt crystals longer to dissolve than table salt crystals. I enjoy the taste and texture of kosher salt crystals atop food items such as baked potatoes and steamed vegetables. Table salt dissolves too quickly and therefore has no texture; but kosher salt that has not fully dissolved retains its crystalline structure and crunchy texture until it fully dissolves.
My church holds an annual passover Seder, and I use Morton kosher salt to prepare roasted potatoes. I first square the potatoes, and then sprinkle them with parsley, other herbs, and Morton course kosher salt. Although the sweat from the potatoes will fully dissolve the course kosher salt crystals, the kosher salt adds a lively salt flavor that permeates the surface of the cubed potatoes. The resulting roasted potatoes are flavorful with a subtle saltiness that is neither too salty nor too bland.
By no means is kosher salt restricted to the preparation of traditional Jewish cuisine. I often press some kosher salt crystals into a hamburger or steak before grilling, to add a layer of flavor beyond that of the meat itself. I also recently made a lamb and root vegetable stew, in which I used Morton course kosher salt to create a briny vegetable broth to complement the flavor of the lamb meat. And Morton course kosher salt is a crucial topping, along with melted butter and parsley, for a perfectly cooked baked potato. I freely use kosher salt in place of table salt in many of the places one would ordinarily reach for the table salt shaker. Everything from scrambled eggs to meatloaf benefits from kosher salt.
Although Morton kosher salt can be used in place of table salt for many applications, a recipe that calls for a specific amount of table salt for baking should not be attempted with kosher salt instead of table salt. The aforementioned lower surface area to volume ratio makes it difficult to match the exact quantity of sodium when replacing table salt with kosher salt. For this reason, it is best to use kosher salt in place of table salt only when the precise quantity of salt is not prescribed.
In conclusion, Morton course kosher salt is a delicious way to create a flavorful seasoning for many foods and to create a crunchy course texture when used as a garnish for cooked foods. It can be used for traditional Jewish cuisine, or it can be used in place of ordinary table salt to season everything from meats to vegetables in a rustic and homey way.