I love my fries with a dollop of ketchup. always.
Not just fries, I spread ketchup in sandwiches, I dunk my samosa in it, and I also sometimes add it to my pilaf and curries!
But it was only very recently when I turned the ketchup bottle over and seriously read the list of ingredients. I was left feeling cheated: Tomato concentrate -34%; emulsifiers, onion powder, fructose, thickening agent etc.
So I decided to go back to the basics and called my mother! 😀 She had been making tomato ketchup at home ever since, using fresh tomatoes and absolutely no artificial preservatives or thickening agents and blah blah. I used to think it would be complicated to make tomato ketchup at home. But it is super easy. Most of the cooking is passive and I just need to let the heat and tomatoes do their work.
This is her recipe which dates at least in her notebook to 1966. I can assure you that one taste of this ketchup and you will forget about store-bought ketchup for good. Just try it :-).