Friday, February 24, 2012

Homemade Ketchup

So, last week I made these wonderful french fries, and wouldn't you know it, I ran out of ketchup!  But I did have onions and tomato sauce, so here we go...

Saute  one large onion in 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil until translucent, about 10 minutes.

Add about 4 cups of tomato sauce...

Add 1/2 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar...

Add 1/2 Cup Sucanat or 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar...

And 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Simmer uncovered on low heat for as long as it takes, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Puree in blender, and cool in refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Then make sure your old ketchup bottle is well cleaned and rinsed (thank you, Trader Joe's!) and funnel it in. Smushing it in with a spoon in the funnel works very well.
So, I'm making more French Fries right now, because now I have all this ketchup--it's a vicious circle! Anyone wanna come over for fries and ketchup?


  1. I didn't realize that ketchup was so easy! As far as the fries go, there's always McDonalds. They've got the fry thing sort of perfected, in a really greasy, non-organic, unhealthy sort of way. Which reminds me of another favorite dip of mine: french fries dipped into a chocolate shake. That brings back junior high school cafeteria memories. mmmmmmm.

  2. so those are the french fries! Mmmmmmm, sounds yummy. Ketchup and fries! Noah likes to eat ketchup plain. :) Save some for us when we come down!

  3. I keep hearing my dads voice in my head, "Heidi,you're not American if you don't like Ketchup!"

    1. Oh yes! I remember that too! And he said it so matter-of-factly that I would groan a little inside because I didn't like ketchup on my fries.