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Ketchup Quickly

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Did you just dunk a basket of hand cut fries into the oil then realize that you don't have any 'sauce american'? Well you could make a basil aioli or you could take 20 to 30 minutes to make a good catsup substitute from canned tomato paste.
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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Who are we kidding, if you've let yourself run out of a basic thing like ketchup, then you're not going to have tomato paste. But in the off chance you do, here's what you need to go with it:

12 oz tomato paste
1 1/4c distilled vinegar (I did a mix of distilled and white wine vinegar this time)
1/4c water
3/4c sugar
1 TB salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/8 tsp allspice


Options:
Many, many options. Toss in whatever extras you want. Hot pepper powders, herbs, different vinegars, replace the water with beer or wine or bourbon. Do what you like.

Mix all of the ingredients together. Whip it up with a whisk and transfer it to a pot on your stove.

Step 2: Cook It

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Bring up the mix to a light simmer and let it cook for 15 to 30 minutes (until it gets to your desired thickness). Stir every few minutes. Adjust the salt as needed.

Step 3: Storage

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Pour the cooled sauce into a clean glass jar or into a squeeze bottle. Like with any soup or sauce it'll taste better after a day or two as the salt and spices blend.
mediamaker200011 months ago
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!
dlewisa (author)  mediamaker200011 months ago
Willkommen! One thing you might do extra is hit it with a stick blender or put it in a blender. It's smooth, but not as smooth as what you might get at a store. But why do that? Then it'd just look like everything else and you can't boast that you'd made your own.
Let me be the first to congratulate you on the title. Well done. As for the rest, thanks for sharing - ome more thing on the list of things easily done at home rather than bought.
dlewisa (author)  Dominic Bender1 year ago
Thanks. Yes, I do enjoy those homemade/grown/diy things too. Cheaper and better built.