We are big ketchup eaters at work. And by we, I really mean me and the kids from my personal chef job. We love ketchup. We put it on our grilled cheese, eat it with mashed potatoes, drizzle it on potato gratin – you name it and I’m pretty sure we’ve tried it! Last week the unthinkable happened. We ran out of ketchup. Talk about the world coming to an end. Rather than running to the store to pick up another jumbo bottle – we made our own. TOTALLY SIMPLE. Oh my goodness – it totally rocked my world and I’m never going to have to buy the stuff from the store again. Plus this way, I get to control how much salt is actually going into the sauce – because the stuff from the store has an outrageous amount of sodium.
We whipped up this slightly spicy homemade ketchup in no time and then roasted some potatoes to eat with it. I mean we didn’t want to just eat the ketchup with a spoon. (Although I’ve totally done that before!) Everyone was completely impressed. Not only does it have the same consistency as store bought ketchup but it tastes ah-mazing. It’s fresh and tangy with a little kick of spice.
And here is the best part – my boyfriend, who is a self proclaimed ketchup hater and won’t even touch something if it has been on the same plate as something else with ketchup… well, he even liked it! It was a small miracle 🙂
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!