Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Information and discussion about canning and dehydrating tomatoes and other garden vegetables and fruits. DISCLAIMER: SOME RECIPES MAY NOT COMPLY WITH CURRENT FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES - FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN RISK

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 15, 2016   #1
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 34,952
Default Emergency Ketchup!!!!!!!

Emergency Ketchup!!!!!!!
Best ever.
You can do this with your home grown tomato sauce too.

I am out of ketchup but I had a big can of regular tomato sauce.
I opened the can of sauce and put it in a kettle with onion powder garlic powder some sugar vinegar clove a wee bit of citric acid paprika and started simmering it.

Once it was simmered a bit I put it in the trusty blender and again be careful it will erupt so it needs to be vented.
Once the mix was running I slowly put in about 1/4 teaspoon or so of xanthan gum.
Back in the kettle for a we bit more simmering.
Came out nice and thick and tasty.
I now have ketchup that cost me less than half as much as ketchup and it wont separate.
The product is bright dark red the pictures are washed out.
This stuff is better than my mom ever made and hers was good.
Now I really have a mess to clean up.

Worth
20161115_151434.jpg

20161115_152059.jpg
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
Neanderthal and proud of it.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 15, 2016   #2
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 8,898
Default

I jar my own ketchup every year. I use white raisins instead of most of the sugar, and I add ginger. It's outstanding.
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 15, 2016   #3
PhilaGardener
Tomatovillian™
 
PhilaGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Near Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,611
Default

Do you use a thickener too, or just reduce it down?
PhilaGardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 15, 2016   #4
ginger2778
Florida TAG™ Coordinator
 
ginger2778's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Plantation, Florida zone 10
Posts: 8,898
Default

No thickener in mine, just reduced down.
__________________
Marsha

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

#metoo

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”. Maya Angelou
ginger2778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 16, 2016   #5
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 34,952
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilaGardener View Post
Do you use a thickener too, or just reduce it down?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger2778 View Post
No thickener in mine, just reduced down.
This was an experiment the xanthan gum is used to prevent separation and I wanted to see how it would work.
It worked great in my hot sauce.

My moms first ketchup was runny but we had to eat it or do without.
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
Neanderthal and proud of it.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:23 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★