Ain't that the truth!
We tried our hand at it one year when we had a real glut of tomatoes
but, we ended up with about 12 liters, not one or two pints. And, like
you say, it was almost as good as store bought. The real saving grace
was the fact that a couple of the grandkids liked it better than the
store bought so we were able to unload a bunch.
I was referring to making ketchup, not tomato sauce. There's a big
We make tomato sauce every year and it most certainly is better than
For the amount of ketchup we use, making it is worth neither the time
nor the effort.
That might be good, but it's not Ketchup. (Oddly enough, if you use
honey for the sweetener, it doesn't even meet the USDA definition of
ketchup and you have to call it something like "imitation ketchup".)
We would be if ketchup on the NA contintent didn't mean something that
resembles at least in texture if not necessarily taste, Heinz Ketchup.
--Unless you're creating something like it.
Ketchup used to mean "sauce" IIRC and could be quite varied in flavour
and ingredients. It didn't have to include tomatoes..
In the U.S. tomato sauce is basically nothing but tomato purried and
cooked down. It might have a very small amount of sweetener, but it
is very little and only added to make up for poor quality tomato.
If you substituted ketchup for any recipe that calls for tomato sauce,
you're going to have a discusting meal that can only be tossed in the
Agreed... altho' the starving college student handbook has a recipe for
cream of tomato soup made from the free condiments you can get at most
fast food places. ;-)
Involves a cup of hot water, ketchup and coffee creamer packets.
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