February 24, 2016

Move Over Fries, It's All About the Ketchup

I haven't met a French fry I didn't like, unfortunately. And unlike my mother who loves to douse hers with vinegar, I am a purist. Ketchup is to French fries what peanut butter is to jelly; it just works.

If you're more of a pomme frites kind of person who likes to dip their salted potatoes into a more elegant sauce, let me temp you with these gourmet ketchup recipes and bring you over to the other side...

Indian Spiced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 cup sauted onions (finely chopped)
1/2 cup ketchup

Bloody Mary
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons Cholula hot sauce
1/2 cup ketchup

Chipotle Lime
1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can chipotles in adobe sauce
1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons black truffle oil
1/2 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 cup sautéed onion (finely chopped)
1/2 cup ketchup

Sweet and Sour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup

Mix well and cool when necessary.

Want to get crazy? Make your own ketchup. Recipes here and here.

P.S. You may also like Comfort Food and Eating Out - Eating In.

Photo: Amy Evans