On the heels of my mustard crazed post, I was accused of being a ketchup hater. No way! I love to dip my grilled cheese, scrambled eggs and of course, homemade fries into ketchup. In college, I ate ketchup in a coffee mug of hot water, mixed with pepper (both foisted from the fast food restaurant) and called it soup. Those were lean times.
With so many under the age of 18 at our place, you can imagine how much ketchup we go through. I do have the general tank of ketchup in the pantry, but keep a special section of fancy recipes for ketchups meant to be savored. Check out some of these recipes for ketchup, and widen your culinary horizons. Your french fries will dive in.
I thought it would be best to start with a basic ketchup recipe. Ok, a basic recipe with a kick-so many be not so basic after all. Don't be put off at first glance. The ingredients are simple simmered and then removed from the base. Easy.
If you go through ketchup like water and need an easy recipe to churn out, this one is for you.
Delicious recipe that includes dark corn syrup, which you don't often see.
How could I NOT include this recipe?
Loaded with garden fresh tomatoes and lots of spices, check out this ketchup recipe that will bring visions of your grandma stirring a pot of love on the stove.