I received a phone call from my dad this morning. He read my post about his hash recipe. I was scolded. Although I had mentioned ketchup, its value was not stressed enough. He also said he wanted a picture. Seriously.
I come from a long line of ketchup mongers. Obviously, there is my dad. Then, there is my brother. And then, uh, there is me. And my son, Samuel. Yes, I admit it. Below are some items that simply must, must have ketchup. My level of enjoyment goes down tremendously if these items are without it:
My dad's potato hash
a steak that isn't well seasoned
fried chicken (yes, I am absolutely serious!)
a chicken biscuit
a Philly cheesesteak or roast beef sandwich
mixed with the sauce that comes with a "blooming onion", "onion petals", etc.
homemade chili gets about 1/4 cup while cooking
and the list goes on......
There are some items that I used to accompany with ketchup:
Scrambled eggs now get hot sauce
Grilled cheese sandwiches now get dipped into tomato soup
You DO NOT, let me repeat, DO NOT EVER put ketchup on
That is like putting it on a bologna sandwich.
That was for my husband and sons.
My son Samuel likes to mix ketchup and mustard together to make a dip for potato chips. He was grossing everyone out at lunch one day, but I could not say anything because I used to do the same thing!!!!!!
Sadly, today's ketchup seems to be getting sweeter and sweeter and I am getting pickier with my brands.The brand above is the only one I am buying right now, but I am getting suspicious with them as well. It seems that more and more companies have been tampering with their recipes to save money and I CAN TASTE IT!!!!!! Sorry. I am a little passionate about my ketchup. How about you?
I have a recipe for homemade ketchup.
I may try making my own and see if I like it better.
I'll keep you posted.
I love you, Dad!
Can flavorless food be eaten without salt? Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? My soul refuses to touch them; they are loathsome food to me.