Questions tagged [ketchup]
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When to add preservative to hot sauce?
So I am currently trying on a recipe of homemade hot sauce, but I plan on adding either sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate as the preservative. I have figured out how much I would try using, but I ...
How to determine if refrigerated unopened cocktail sauce is still good? [duplicate]
I found two unopened bottles of cocktail sauce in the back of the fridge. I have no idea how old they are. One is Heinz "original". The label says "Best if used by date on cap", ...
use of xanthan gum in tomato ketchup
If we make tomato ketchup of 100kg tomatoes. What would be the procedure to add the gum? What quantity of gum should be used? Currently we are using corn starch as a thickener but it does not give ...
Make catsup more clingy
I made traditional catsup with tomatoes, vinegar and spices, boiled down. It is very tasty, but consistency is quite stiff, with a lot of structure. The problem with this is that it does not dip well....
Why does the recipe for ketchup call for bell peppers?
The recipe in the Joy of Cooking for tomato ketchup calls for an initial mixture of tomatoes pulp with "bell red peppers". Recipe is here At least in my area bell red peppers have very little taste ...
How to get the texture of commercial ketchup?
This has some relation to my previous question. Though I have managed to successfully blend xanthan gum with my home-made tomato mixture, I am unable to achieve a texture close to Hienz, or Hunt's ...
What is the best method of storage for condiments?
I have read a fair few articles about storing condiments like Siracha, Ketchup, and BBQ Sause, but they all seem to contradict themselves; some say that storing them in a fridge is bad since it has ...
What is it about boring, normal ketchup that makes it "fancy"?
Ketchup, at least in the USA, is about as boring as a condiment can possibly get. It's hard to imagine anything "fancy" coming out of a tube like this: Why, then, is it frequently called "fancy"? Is ...
Why does Tomato Sauce (ketchup) require refrigeration but Barbecue sauce (like Worcestershire sauce) does not?
We have two types of sauce we put on our sausages. Tomato Sauce (Australian - ketchup equivalent) and Barbecue Sauce (Australian - mix of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce). The Tomato sauce indicates ...
Safety of old, unopened bottles of ketchup
I just found two bottles of unopened ketchup dating back several years. One says "Best used by September 19, 2008," and the other says "Best used by May 10, 2010." I think I should throw them both out,...
What is the purpose of the sugar in ketchup?
Most ketchup recipes - even homemade ones - include several tablespoons of sugar. Commercial ketchup often has lots of high-fructose corn syrup. What purpose does all of this sugar serve in a ...
Is curry ketchup just ketchup with curry powder?
We use both tomato ketchup and curry ketchup as condiments in Belgium. On the curry ketchup label, amongst other ingredients is "curry (1%)". So I tried adding curry powder to regular ketchup to see ...
Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
Many condiments such as katchup, mayonnaise and mustard (where I live at least) seem to love rounding all of their expiry dates to "60 days after opened". Thing is, I never see any difference after ...
Does ketchup belong in the fridge, or the cupboard?
I'm hoping this will solve a biiig long-running debate I have with my friends. Heinz Tomato Ketchup (The UK version contains sugar from beets, rather than HFCS like the US version) I tend to think ...
If tomatoes are fruit
isn't ketchup (catsup) technically a smoothie?
I would like to make homemade Ketchup, how do I prepare the tomato?
I've got the rest of the recipe, sugar, vinegar and a few other spices that I was going to experiment with,but I wanted to know what do you need to do to the tomato in order to get it to look like ...
How do you make Ketchup Doritos?
I have been craving these for years, and I can't find a recipe. Frito-Lay made Ketchup flavored Doritos a few years ago. Unfortunately they didn't sell very well and were discontinued not to long ...