|Chevon and grilled onion sandwich with oven fried potatoes, and homemade ketchup.
We don’t eat a lot of ketchup. In fact, I’m the only one who eats it and that’s just once a week on my grilled Sunday hamburger. But with all our extra cherry tomatoes, I wanted to give ketchup making a try. I’m calling this an experiment because there is still a little tweaking I want to do. I’m putting all my notes here, so I’ll remember what I did, what I want to do differently, and why.
The recipe I used was based on a video by Living Traditions Homestead. What intrigued me was that she used whole tomatoes. She cored them, chopped them, and cooked them with with the other ingredients before running them through her Vitamix blender. What could be easier than that?
I had questions though, because I’d need to use frozen cherry tomatoes instead of large fresh ones. It seems like freezing them toughens the skins, plus, cherry tomatoes are seedier than regular size tomatoes. Would it work as well? I was willing to give it a try and see what I got.
The ingredients in the following recipe are based on the recipe in the video, but adjusted for the amount of tomatoes that I had (fresh plus thawed).
|First batch before blending.
The skins blended quickly but the teeny tiny seeds took some time. The process might have been quick with regular tomatoes and regular tomato seeds, but the miniature seeds were more of a challenge (and I was impatient).
|After blending. Smaller batches did a much better job on the seeds.
|A lot of people make their ketchup this way. I found it quicker
and less messy than using my hand juicer (especially clean up).
|Dried cherry tomatoes.
|Tomato powder. Do you see any seeds?
|After blending. Looks thick and creamy, doesn’t it?
The real test was looking for seeds!
|If any little seed fragments are there, I can live with it! Plus!!!
It’s about thick enough to be sauce; just needs a little seasoning.
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