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Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 08:08 AM

And while you're giving your answer, what is your favorite brand of ketchup to use?

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  1. c oliver RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 08:23 AM

    If I have no other option, I'll use it for French fries but prefer almost anything else, i.e., ranch dressing, tartar sauce, mustard. I use ketchup IN cocktail sauce and I don't have a favorite brand.

    1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 08:54 AM

      Kobe beef. I go with DelMonte's.

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        gordeaux RE: mrbigshotno.1 Jun 7, 2009 09:11 AM

        Goes well on foie gras also. I use Heinz only though. Heinz has a MUCH more intense, complicated flavor. I get hints of oak, and a bit of a floral note - hibiscus, maybe?

        Other things it goes well on:

        Dotted on a dozen fresh kumamotos or wellfleets.

        Mixed into a nice chicken korma - heaven

        A nice long squeeze for a toro makizushi

        And oh yeah, what in the world would a Chicago style hot dog be without a generous squeeze of ketchup?

        Also, as a topping for egg noodles to make traditional Spaghetti di Parma.
        :-p
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        I actually throw a tiny dollop into a stir fry as I'm chowing the ingredients to add a touch of a sweet note, and to add a tiny bit of body to the sauce.

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          Veggo RE: gordeaux Jun 8, 2009 05:26 AM

          I'm trying to shake the imagery of ketchup on foie gras out of my head. Cruel.

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            Scargod RE: Veggo Jun 8, 2009 11:11 AM

            Relax, Veggo; he's joking... (Let's not string him up yet.)

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              Fritter RE: Scargod Jun 8, 2009 12:49 PM

              Believe it or not I've actually had ketchup on fois. It was home made ketchup and other condiments served on a fois gras slider. One the best sliders I've ever had!

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                c oliver RE: Fritter Jun 8, 2009 03:07 PM

                OMG, the way YOU describe it, it does sound good. BTW, did you see the post about habanero fritters? I was hoping you'd chime in.

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                  Fritter RE: c oliver Jun 8, 2009 03:11 PM

                  I missed the Fritter thread! :(
                  The slider was at Arrows in Ogunquit, ME. They seared the fois in beef fat and the flavor was incredibly good. It was tiny but delicious and a lot of fun.

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                    alkapal RE: Fritter Jun 16, 2009 12:10 AM

                    here's a fritter thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/551826

                    pretty fun and inspiring.

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                      Fritter RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 03:56 AM

                      Thanks for the link! :)

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          al b. darned RE: mrbigshotno.1 Jun 7, 2009 09:15 AM

          You're kidding, right? Why would anyone spend all that money on Kobe beef and then cover it in ketchup?

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            c oliver RE: al b. darned Jun 7, 2009 09:17 AM

            I think mrbig and al were both joking!

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              susancinsf RE: al b. darned Jul 21, 2010 07:51 PM

              At a steakhouse in Carmel, CA, I was once seated at the table next to a gentleman who ordered a Kobe steak, medium to well-done. The server talked him out of that, saying that the chef wouldn't want to serve it that way, but that he was sure the diner would enjoy it medium rare. Diner agreed. Then when the steak came, diner took a bite, pronounced it very good, and called over the server to bring him ketchup (which he did, and which did go on the steak...)

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                Emme RE: susancinsf Jul 21, 2010 08:47 PM

                my mom will put ketchup on steak, as did my ex step-dad. never on kobe tho...

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            Kelli2006 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 10:09 AM

            Crunchy tater tots and WF365 ketchup are the perfect match.

            1. thew RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 10:28 AM

              ... a loved one

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                hotdoglover RE: thew Jun 7, 2009 10:36 AM

                I don't know the best thing to put ketchup on, but the worst would be a hot dog.

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                  Sharuf RE: hotdoglover Jun 8, 2009 04:05 AM

                  Precisely! Amen! Right on! I'm with you on that.

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                    Davwud RE: hotdoglover Jun 8, 2009 05:28 AM

                    Incorrect.

                    DT

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                      NellyNel RE: hotdoglover Jun 9, 2009 07:43 AM

                      Yup totally agree!

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                        goodhealthgourmet RE: hotdoglover Jul 5, 2009 02:03 PM

                        so true. dogs get mustard & kraut. period.

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                          FrankD RE: goodhealthgourmet Jun 22, 2010 05:50 AM

                          Oh, pshaw. The hot dog is a blank canvas, meant to be painted in myriad ways. Sure, I love a good mustard/kraut dog, but I also love ketchup/mustard/sweet relish, sweet relish and onions (raw or fried), mustard/corn relish/kraut, Chicago style, and of course the classic chili dog. I've put grated cheese on dogs, BBQ sauce, horseradish, honey mustard, and one day, when I was too lazy to make chili, I put baked beans on them. Wasn't bad!

                          Why would anyone want to restrict themselves to just one style? Sounds downright un-American to me, to quote Archie Leach.

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                            alkapal RE: FrankD Jul 23, 2010 04:55 AM

                            i have to agree with frank, here, ghg. i see the hot dog as an opportunity to satisfy my fancy of the day. like frank, i've put all manner of things on hot dogs -- probably including bbq beans!

                            the hot dog is much more likely to get a very spare treatment if it is nicely charred over the wood fire. then it is most likely to get a simple squirt of french's or gulden's.

                            ~~~~~~~
                            here is some hot dog humor: http://www.aldenteblog.com/2009/03/fi...

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                              goodhealthgourmet RE: alkapal Jan 27, 2011 08:23 PM

                              i should have been more clear. i didn't mean to imply that there's NO place for things like BBQ beans, cheese or chili on a hot dog...in fact, i've enjoyed all of the above at one time or another. but IMO, when you start talking about heavier toppings like that, you're venturing into different territory - it's no longer just a simple dog with a standard condiment or two. so what i *should* have said is that for me, a basic or "plain" dog gets mustard & kraut, and definitely NOT ketchup because i don't think ketchup belongs on *anything* unless it's a crispy fried potato.

                              but y'all are welcome to put as much ketchup on yours as you'd like...just please don't drip any on mine :)

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                                joonjoon RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 4, 2011 09:04 AM

                                Not a hot dog per se, but I MUST have ketchup on my corn dogs...no mustard.

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                              bigmackdaddy RE: FrankD Feb 5, 2011 11:38 AM

                              I'm with you. It kills me when people will stack everything on their hot dog but ketchup. Which is fine if you don't like the taste of ketchup, but to say it ruins the dog, especially when you have a hole cornucopia heaped on top, is really very silly. I proudly put ketchup on dogs and burgers

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                                KrisKay RE: FrankD May 16, 2012 12:46 PM

                                you said it! a hot dog can have salsa or hot sauce on it! chili cheddar dog anyone! hot dog snob! PFSH!!!

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                              Motosport RE: hotdoglover Feb 4, 2011 10:24 AM

                              I like my dogs best with mustard, kraut and relish. Sometimes with chili or onions.
                              But NEVER ketchup.

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                            meleyna RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 11:03 AM

                            According to my son, a spoon.

                            1. Eric in NJ RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 11:18 AM

                              A burger and fries..Come on it's American

                              On cold Meatloaf or steak sandwiches.

                              Ham and peppers omelets

                              Heinz for sure..

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                                laliz RE: Eric in NJ Jun 8, 2009 02:56 PM

                                I agree absolutely with the cold meatloaf and the Heinz

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                                  misslinnea RE: laliz Nov 21, 2010 06:32 PM

                                  On Roman Meal buttered bread! Agree totally!

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                                fourunder RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 11:40 AM

                                The only thing I put ketchup on is french fries.....Heinz

                                Three decades ago while I was a young camp counselor teaching tennis in Wisconsin, The oddest thing I have ever seen someone dip into a bowl of ketchup...was Lay's potato chips....the kid was from Chicago....maybe it actually makes perfect sense.

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                                  Eric in NJ RE: fourunder Jun 7, 2009 01:42 PM

                                  I've dipped chips in it..After all they are just cold flat fries :o)

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                                    jbsiegel RE: fourunder Jun 8, 2009 04:31 AM

                                    I love chips dipped in ketchup...part of the perfect hangover meal!

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                                      turqmut RE: jbsiegel Jun 8, 2009 11:17 AM

                                      Ketchup on rippled potato chips is yummy, but only off a paper plate in summer.

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                                        NellyNel RE: turqmut Jun 9, 2009 07:44 AM

                                        Even better -
                                        Potato Stix!!!

                                        Yummm potato stix and ketchup!! The best!

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                                      Scargod RE: fourunder Jun 9, 2009 10:29 AM

                                      I agree, concur and ally myself with you that any other use of cu-cu-cu catschup is heresy (even if you don't feel that strongly)!

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                                        lynnlato RE: fourunder Jun 16, 2009 04:59 AM

                                        As kids, we used to dip Doritos in it. Sometimes w/ melted chese on them. :-)~

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                                          lschow RE: fourunder Jun 16, 2009 08:41 PM

                                          have you heard of or tried lay's ketchup chips? i've only known them to be sold in canada. yum... http://cgi.ebay.com/Canadian-Lays-Ket...

                                          here's another CH post about them, too:
                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/80678

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                                          shaebones RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 01:06 PM

                                          Corned beef hash w poached eggs

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                                            c oliver RE: shaebones Jun 7, 2009 01:20 PM

                                            If there's a ketchup bottle on the breakfast table, I hide it behind the napkin dispenser or something. Talk about ick :( I like a combo of several different hot sauces on breakfast food.

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                                              Scargod RE: c oliver Jun 7, 2009 01:59 PM

                                              Heinz on Cholula.

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                                                Cebca RE: Scargod Jun 16, 2009 09:39 AM

                                                I actually do mix heinz and cholula!! I find ketchup to be pretty gross and cloyingly sweet (most common brands, anyway), but mixed up with a little hot sauce perfect with omelettes and homefries.

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                                              Delucacheesemonger RE: shaebones Mar 24, 2011 07:31 PM

                                              That's the item and Heinz, burgers as well, but dipped in not on the hamburger.

                                            3. Fritter RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 01:42 PM

                                              Scrambled eggs with curry ketchup.

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                                                cimui RE: Fritter Jun 8, 2009 10:05 PM

                                                Oh yes.

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                                                James Cristinian RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 02:44 PM

                                                I only but ketchup to make cocktail sauce, and since Heinz dominates shelf space, I buy Del Monte to be contrarian.

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                                                  KrisKay RE: James Cristinian May 16, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                  Del Monte tastes better than Hunt's (too sweet). costs less than Heinz. & I feel better NOT supporting Heinz, just because.

                                                2. pikawicca RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 02:49 PM

                                                  Heinz Organic on a fried egg, along with Worcestershire sauce.

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                                                    KevinB RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 02:54 PM

                                                    Totally surprised that no one has said a grilled cheese sandwich. On a cold Canadian winter day, there was no better lunch.

                                                    And, of course, Heinz - there are no other kinds.

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                                                      Davwud RE: KevinB Jun 8, 2009 05:29 AM

                                                      Agreed. However a bowl of hot soup with said GCS is also a must.

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                                                        fourunder RE: Davwud Jun 8, 2009 05:22 PM

                                                        How about a compromise.....no ketchup on the Grilled Cheese....but Tomato for soup?

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                                                          Davwud RE: fourunder Jun 9, 2009 06:52 AM

                                                          No deal. Gotta have ketchup to dip you GCS in. Unless I put fresh tomato on it. And bacon too.

                                                          DT

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                                                        mattwarner RE: KevinB Jun 13, 2009 10:00 PM

                                                        Oh my gosh! You're totally right. I was searching for the GCS before I posted. My partner thinks it's totally insane, but the warm, gooey cheese with the chilled, sweet ketchup is heaven.

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                                                          manraysky RE: KevinB Jun 17, 2009 12:35 PM

                                                          Ah, that's exactly what my Canadian boyfriend does! I thought it was just him.

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                                                          Harters RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2009 03:01 PM

                                                          Bacon butty. And Heinz

                                                          1. buttertart RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 10:01 AM

                                                            A meat pie with a crust or (homemade) shepherd's pie. Preferably Heinz, the previously sedately-named "Hot Ketchup", now appallingly renamed "Hot 'n' Spicy Kick'rs" ketchup.

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                                                              jaypeezy RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 10:22 AM

                                                              best - hashbrowns...

                                                              worst - steak...yuck...

                                                              favorite brand - heinz...yum...

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                                                                ReggieL. RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 10:31 AM

                                                                Heinz on tuna casserole.

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                                                                  MattInNJ RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 11:24 AM

                                                                  On a prime porterhouse :-D

                                                                  1. Deenso RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 11:28 AM

                                                                    Heinz on burgers, fries, cold meatloaf, hot or cold salmon patties. Also - sorry, purists - with Heinz mustard on all-beef franks.

                                                                    1. Scargod RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 11:30 AM

                                                                      Henry's (http://www.henryscatsup.com/ourproduc...) on Henrietta, of course.

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                                                                        chef4hire RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 11:37 AM

                                                                        left over chunks of cold turkey breast dipped in ketchup is my favorite strange snack

                                                                        1. steakman55 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 03:40 PM

                                                                          Heinz, on the side with French fries; also on a hamburger

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                                                                            Babyducks RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 04:30 PM

                                                                            On a piece of deep fried cod or halibut with home made tarter sauce on a hard roll. I use Heinz Organic.

                                                                            1. Father Kitchen RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 04:56 PM

                                                                              The egg dish called a "One Eyed Egyptian" or a "One Eyed Sailor," though my dad called them simply "Cowboy Eggs." Tear a hole in a slice of bread (preferably stale), fry it in butter or bacon fat, turn it over and drop and egg into the hole, turn it again to firm up the top of the egg. Serve with ketchup.

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                                                                                buttertart RE: Father Kitchen Jun 9, 2009 06:10 AM

                                                                                That is such a Dad thing. Mine was famous for it as well. Is it only given to men who have children to know about it?

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                                                                                  Deenso RE: Father Kitchen Jun 9, 2009 07:37 AM

                                                                                  My mom taught me to make these 55 +/- years ago, but we called them Bird's Nests. (I've heard others refer to them as Toad-in-the-Hole.) And, at our house, ketchup was never involved.

                                                                                  My dad did use ketchup on scrambled eggs, but the rest of the family considered that to be aberrant behavior.

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                                                                                    TampaAurora RE: Deenso Jun 12, 2009 06:28 PM

                                                                                    Toad-in-the-Hole was served in my parent's house too! Dad wouldn't eat it with ketchup though, that was my childhood addition along with the jelly omelet. My grandfather would eat ketchup on eggs, pancakes and green beans.

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                                                                                      Scargod RE: TampaAurora Jun 13, 2009 08:46 PM

                                                                                      What is a jelly omelet?

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                                                                                        TampaAurora RE: Scargod Jun 14, 2009 11:33 AM

                                                                                        Eggs with grape jelly in the center. It turned the eggs green!

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                                                                                          Cebca RE: TampaAurora Jun 16, 2009 09:41 AM

                                                                                          haha, thats so great, I never had that when I was a kid but I would always get scrambled eggs at the diner and make a sandwich with a piece of toast, grape jelly, and scrambled eggs on top. Mmmmm!!!

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                                                                                      Emme RE: Deenso Jun 13, 2009 08:29 PM

                                                                                      And my grandmother called them Picture Frame Eggs...

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                                                                                        kubasd RE: Emme Jun 18, 2009 09:03 AM

                                                                                        my mom called them eggs in a frame and they were my favorite way to have eggs as a kid :-)

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                                                                                    jbsiegel RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 8, 2009 05:51 PM

                                                                                    Baked potatoes (either that or salsa on the potato).

                                                                                    1. kchurchill5 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 9, 2009 07:41 AM

                                                                                      Heinz or my Publix brand but usually Heinz. Fries, onion rings, hot dog, burger. But I use it in cooking, sauces etc., but those are really the only things I put it directly on.

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                                                                                        johnb RE: kchurchill5 Jun 9, 2009 08:08 AM

                                                                                        There is a brand called Brooks. Anybody else use it? Mostly sold in Indiana and the mid-west, and getting harder all the time to find--now made by Birds-eye Foods in Canada, don't ask me why Canada. Some of those web sites that sell hard-to-find childhood foods carry it. Much better than the standard national brands. Spicy. Of course one bottle lasts me a couple of years.

                                                                                        It was originally bottled at a factory in Collinsville Ill., near St. Louis, and they did the water tower in the shape of the catsup bottle, where it became known as the world's largest catsup bottle. It's still there AFAIK.

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                                                                                          kchurchill5 RE: johnb Jun 9, 2009 09:49 AM

                                                                                          http://www.ketchupworld.com/

                                                                                          I somewhat remember that but not sure. Still available.

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                                                                                            fern RE: johnb Jun 12, 2009 05:23 PM

                                                                                            I haven't had Brooks in ages but used to eat it at my Aunt's house in Chicagoland. We always thought she had "special" ketchup. I didn't know it was bottled near St Louis but now it makes sense that Auntie would use it. She grew up in Hannibal, MO. Thanks for the history!

                                                                                        2. cuccubear RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 9, 2009 08:22 AM

                                                                                          Not being a ketchup connoisseur, I am generally indiscriminant as to which ketchup I use. I use it almost exclusively for french fries, tater-tots and onion rings. However, a *very* liberal application of ground black pepper is standard practice. As the ketchup is consumed, more pepper is added, and so on, until a rich, black-flecked condiment is achieved.

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                                                                                            kubasd RE: cuccubear Jun 18, 2009 09:04 AM

                                                                                            yes, must have black pepper.....

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                                                                                            ReggieL. RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 9, 2009 08:24 AM

                                                                                            Anyone else do the Ketchup and mayo mix for fries? I mix Heinz and mayo at about a 50/50 ratio as a sauce for my fries.

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                                                                                              c oliver RE: ReggieL. Jun 9, 2009 08:27 AM

                                                                                              My mother used to make that as our kid-version of cocktail sauce. I will put some ketchup and mustard beside each other and dip a fry into each.

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                                                                                                linguafood RE: ReggieL. Jun 12, 2009 04:55 PM

                                                                                                Oh, that's big in Germany -- also known as pommes rot-weiss. Delish.

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                                                                                                  lynnlato RE: ReggieL. Jun 16, 2009 05:04 AM

                                                                                                  LOVE ketchup mixed w/ mayo - yum. Even better is if the fries have melted mozzarella on them. This was the standard "gut plug" (as we so eloquently called it) we ate at 2 a.m. after a night of boozing. The best hangover preventer. :)

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                                                                                                    kubasd RE: lynnlato Jun 18, 2009 09:05 AM

                                                                                                    I do a mix of ketchup, mayo, and bbq sauce.... but it's gotta be a spicy bbq sauce, or else i have to add some hot sauce in there too....

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                                                                                                      alkapal RE: kubasd Jun 18, 2009 09:20 AM

                                                                                                      i do that exact sauce for those little cubed seasoned potatoes -- like the diced ore-ida "hash browns". come to think of it, it'd be excellent on a fresh-from-the-fryer mickey d's "hash brown" patty.

                                                                                                      usually, i'm at our church's café when i get those hash browns, and the condiments are in the pumps. i'm standing there like some cocktail maker, a squirt of this, two squirts of that, a shake of the frank's hot sauce. ;-).

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                                                                                                  rizzo0904 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 12, 2009 04:27 PM

                                                                                                  I LOVE ketchup...only Heinz though.

                                                                                                  I use it on:

                                                                                                  Grilled cheese
                                                                                                  French fries
                                                                                                  Chicken nuggets/breaded chicken
                                                                                                  Fish coated in cornmeal
                                                                                                  Fish sticks....haven't had those in years, wanted them while pregnant and hubby refused to buy them for me
                                                                                                  Hot Dogs
                                                                                                  Hamburgers

                                                                                                  1. Will Owen RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 12, 2009 06:16 PM

                                                                                                    Short answer: somebody else's food!

                                                                                                    I do want to try an old New England recipe (found in a collection of Kenneth Roberts's writings) for tomato ketchup, though, that has a lot of spice but NO sugar or other sweetener, which is my principal objection to its use as a condiment.

                                                                                                    Oddly enough, in our family, it was used only in making meatloaf, or on hot dogs. Never on hamburgers, which got mustard instead.

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                                                                                                      c oliver RE: Will Owen Jun 12, 2009 06:27 PM

                                                                                                      There was another thread recently where I commented that Mr. O *educated* me that mayo goes on burgers and mustard on hot dogs. Funny how those things get passed along/down.

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                                                                                                        kchurchill5 RE: c oliver Jun 13, 2009 06:05 AM

                                                                                                        I went to Chicago and got a hot dog and my friends from the area always get mayo. Yuck. I just couldn't see it, but mayo always goes on my burger with mustard (maybe ketchup). Mustard on hotdogs. Not a ketchup girl usually for that. My Dad can't eat a burger with mayo, onions, lettuce and tomato and BBQ sauce. Never ketchup or mustard. Hot dog, mustard and relish only for him. Traditions are funny what we learn from.

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                                                                                                          Will Owen RE: kchurchill5 Jun 13, 2009 09:27 PM

                                                                                                          My hot dogs nowadays get mustard and mayo. Mrs. O likes ketchup on the things that "normal" people do; whenever I make fried potatoes for breakfast I have to remember to bring out the ketchup bottle, or else she'll do an exasperated snort and go fetch it herself.

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                                                                                                            Scargod RE: Will Owen Jun 13, 2009 09:35 PM

                                                                                                            And mayo? Even though I don't usually eat hot dogs, that gets a snort out of me!

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                                                                                                              Will Owen RE: Scargod Jun 13, 2009 09:46 PM

                                                                                                              I simply have a deep fondness for mayonnaise, and all its next-of-kin. I love it on frites, even though nobody in my family is either Dutch or Belgian.

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                                                                                                                Scargod RE: Will Owen Jun 13, 2009 09:54 PM

                                                                                                                Well, fine. I like it and its cousins, like remoulade, on many things, but you said meat! I like mustard, as an alternate to catchup on my French frites!

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                                                                                                            lynnlato RE: kchurchill5 Jun 16, 2009 05:06 AM

                                                                                                            Didn't u just say (a few posts up) that you put ketchup on your hot dogs and hamburgers?

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                                                                                                          Fritter RE: Will Owen Jun 16, 2009 03:57 AM

                                                                                                          "Short answer: somebody else's food!"

                                                                                                          Laffin here. LOL

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                                                                                                            Scargod RE: Will Owen Jun 16, 2009 04:49 AM

                                                                                                            Shorter answer: tasteless food.

                                                                                                            Same in my growing up: a component of meatloaf, but not put on hamburgers. Hot dogs, depending on how vile or tasteless they were, sometimes got the kitchen sink, if available.

                                                                                                          2. RealMenJulienne RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 12, 2009 07:46 PM

                                                                                                            I like ketchup on:

                                                                                                            Fried egg sandwiches

                                                                                                            A bowl of fried rice

                                                                                                            A cheap, not-all-beef hot dog

                                                                                                            A diner-style, thin patty burger

                                                                                                            1. johnb RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 12, 2009 07:58 PM

                                                                                                              I was in my usual store today and they had Heinz 40oz. on a BOGO, making it $1.50 a bottle (at this store, you need only buy one to get the half-price per unit deal). The 16 oz size was sitting on the shelf above for $1.57. Such are the strange ways of grocery pricing.

                                                                                                              1. Emme RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 13, 2009 09:35 PM

                                                                                                                I used to LOVE Heinz Ketchup.

                                                                                                                I would eat it on anything and almost everything... Favorites include steamed veggies (i.e. cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant, etc.), egg whites, blackened fish....

                                                                                                                1. diablo RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 13, 2009 09:45 PM

                                                                                                                  I love to dip my tuna sandwich in Heinz ketchup...

                                                                                                                  1. fresnohotspot RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 06:48 AM

                                                                                                                    Heinz on hash browns, burgers and dogs.

                                                                                                                    Some omelettes are improved by a dash of ketchup.

                                                                                                                    If you are eating crispy fried Spam, might as well sin all the way with some ketchup.

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                                                                                                                      Boccone Dolce RE: fresnohotspot Jun 14, 2009 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                      I still haven't tried Spam. My regular grocery now has single packs of a Spam slice in a foil packet (like tuna pouches) - I glanced over at the display on the table but never went over for further inspection. That would be the perfect way for me to try Spam- baby steps!

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                                                                                                                        fresnohotspot RE: Boccone Dolce Jun 14, 2009 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                        Try the spam the way I mentioned, sliced thinly and slowly fried until the edges are crispy. Let the slices cool as you would bacon (maybe on paper towels), then serve with a side of fried or scrambled eggs. A dash of Heinz ketchup... and if you eat it with some steamed rice, you're halfway to becoming Hawaiian. Substitute grits and you might become Okie.

                                                                                                                    2. Boccone Dolce RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 07:38 AM

                                                                                                                      Home Fries
                                                                                                                      Egg topped Hash
                                                                                                                      Tator Tots
                                                                                                                      Meatloaf (either topped when baking or used in the leftover consumption process)

                                                                                                                      I am not brand loyal but seem to always grab the Heinz. One bottle lasts about a year.

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                                                                                                                        kchurchill5 RE: Boccone Dolce Jun 14, 2009 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                        Meatloaf topped with ketchup and brown sugar mixed makes a great topping.

                                                                                                                        A friend who moved gave me a bag of onion tater tots she wasn't keeping so I had to find a way to make them, better than just heating them up. Hadn't had them in years but one night I beat one egg, a little flour 1 teaspoon and mashed up 20 or so thawed tt's some fresh herbs, made little patties and pan fried them. They turned out so good. And I do but ketchup on them.

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                                                                                                                          fern RE: kchurchill5 Jun 14, 2009 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                          Agreed. It wouldn't be Mom's meatloaf without the topping. Ketchup, brown sugar, a little bit of mustard, sometimes some soy sauce or a tiny bit of worchestershire. Sticky, sweet, and salty!

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                                                                                                                            kchurchill5 RE: fern Jun 14, 2009 08:00 AM

                                                                                                                            You got it!

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                                                                                                                        ekammin RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                        The chips, as in fish and chips (malt vinegar on the fish).

                                                                                                                        As an ingredient in Chinese food (I believe ketchup is of Chinese origin) such as shrimp i tomato sauce.

                                                                                                                        1. chef chicklet RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 10:20 AM

                                                                                                                          it would be french fries, tator tots, and meat loaf glaze, and sometimes a small puddle to dip in. I use it in an ingredient for some of my Chinese sauces/recipes. And I like it for the base of my shrimp cocktail horseradish sauce.

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                                                                                                                            kchurchill5 RE: chef chicklet Jun 14, 2009 10:57 AM

                                                                                                                            How could I forget the base of cocktail sauce. A FL gal forgetting that. Absolutely

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                                                                                                                            vanmartin RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                            I love to mix berbere(spice blend from Ethiopia) and tamarind into ketchup as a great glaze for my meatloaf. I also love it on scrambled eggs, a plain ol' burger, fries and spicy tater tots.

                                                                                                                            1. Cheese Boy RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 14, 2009 10:15 PM

                                                                                                                              Shockingly, here it is. Use *slightly* watered down Heinz Ketchup mixed with dried oregano, and drizzle it on stuffed green bell peppers before you put them into the oven to bake.

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                                                                                                                                RaquelFoodie RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 15, 2009 03:03 PM

                                                                                                                                Kraft Dinner.

                                                                                                                                1. alkapal RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 16, 2009 12:08 AM

                                                                                                                                  heinz ketchup (mixed with mayo, maybe hot chopped peppers) as a dipper for really crispy tater tots! ha-cha-cha!

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                                                                                                                                    cimui RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                                    Yes! I'm shocked that you may've been the first to mention tater tots as an accompaniment to ketchup. ;) Even better if the tots are deep fried. Those are seriously one of the most delicious things on earth and superior, even, to the "French" fry.

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                                                                                                                                      alkapal RE: cimui Jun 16, 2009 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                      hey cimui, i don't think i'm the first to mention it...but only the second (the other mention was in a list, upthread). i'm intrigued by the deep fryer concept. mr. alka is in london right now, so i might just go crazy! ;-)).

                                                                                                                                      i guess you let them thaw, then dry them off/blot them dry?

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                                                                                                                                        lynnlato RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                        Yum, I want some. Can I come over? I'll bring the Heinz and the salt! ;-)

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                                                                                                                                          cimui RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 09:33 AM

                                                                                                                                          I wish I knew. The burger places in my home town deep fry their tots along with the fries. It's not something I've ever made at home because I'm too lazy to deep fry anything. All I know is that the crust you get on tots when they're deep fried is incomparable.

                                                                                                                                          Oi. You caught me at a weak and hungry moment. I think I'm going to have to go get tater tots somewhere for lunch....

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                                                                                                                                            fern RE: alkapal Jun 16, 2009 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/362900

                                                                                                                                            Check out Candy's Potato Bites recipe. Yep, pretty much homemade tater tots.

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                                                                                                                                              alkapal RE: fern Jun 16, 2009 10:24 AM

                                                                                                                                              thanks! i just asked candy (the OP) there if they could be shaped in little basket shapes in the mini muffin tins -- or larger tins. great for an appetizer "basket."

                                                                                                                                      2. Phurstluv RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 16, 2009 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                        We use Hunt's or Delmonte, or homemade. And my grandmother's tourtiere, which is a pork pie that we make a Christmas time. It's delicious.

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                                                                                                                                          Cinnamon RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 16, 2009 06:52 PM

                                                                                                                                          On British fish-and-chips drenched in malt vinegar and heavily salted - especially on the non-crispy chips.

                                                                                                                                          Heinz.

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                                                                                                                                            James Cristinian RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 16, 2009 07:41 PM

                                                                                                                                            I was at a little Polish food store near me in Houston, and they had a big display of Polish ketchup. I was tempted to buy some, but I just don't use ketchup except for cocktail sauce. Has anyone had this Polish ketchup?

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                                                                                                                                              Passadumkeg RE: James Cristinian Jun 22, 2010 04:28 PM

                                                                                                                                              James, you Texan! Use chile sauce in "cock tale" sauce, much better. Ketchup on corned beef hash or on fish cake w/ beans for breakfast, Chummy.
                                                                                                                                              El Lobo

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                                                                                                                                              CDouglas RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 16, 2009 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                                              Ketchup, steak fries and a strip steak. Heaven.

                                                                                                                                              1. stricken RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 17, 2009 12:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                OMG...diced potatoes,peppers and onion all pan fried together. Then mix ketchup w/maple syrup and dip as you're eat...heaven!

                                                                                                                                                1. LeahBaila RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 17, 2009 05:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                  I use it as a dip for my grilled cheese sandwiches.
                                                                                                                                                  Heinz is fave.

                                                                                                                                                  www.thelunchbelle.com

                                                                                                                                                  1. ChrisOC RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 17, 2009 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                    A scrambled egg sandwich, on white bread, w/plenty of butter and Heinz.
                                                                                                                                                    leftover Arroz con pollo
                                                                                                                                                    Never on a Hotdog!

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                                                                                                                                                      TampaAurora RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 17, 2009 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                      My secret guilty pleasure side dish: rice, sauteed white mushrooms and vidalia onions, peas, sumac and Heinz Ketchup all mixed up together! It was the only way I was able to eat my mom's steak as a kid - a bite of charred well done steak and several bites of my concoction, repeat until you have eaten enough steak to satisfy mom I won't become anemic and then finish off the rice.

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                                                                                                                                                        alkapal RE: TampaAurora Jun 18, 2009 09:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                        oh, tampaaurora, did your mom worry that you weren't getting enough iron? that was my mom! i think she confused the lethargy and malaise of adolescence with true iron-deficiency. ;-). liver, iron supplements.....

                                                                                                                                                        but my dad made steaks, new york strips, a lot -- and he cooked them to "medium" on the grill. so i didn't have to smother our family's steaks.

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                                                                                                                                                          TampaAurora RE: alkapal Jun 18, 2009 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                          The well done was all on me. I've actually had juicy well done steak since but never from mom's kitchen. I didn't want to eat bloody meat; I was convinced civilized people ate meat well done. Now, I eat my steak (when I do, it's still not something I crave) its cooked to medium. I also ate ketchup mixed with honey as a dip for french fries and a topping for hamburgers.

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                                                                                                                                                        schrutefarms RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 5, 2009 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Favorite thing to put ketchup on-corned beef hash. YUM!!!
                                                                                                                                                        Runner ups include hash browns, hamburgers and hot dogs. Although the hot dog varies (sometimes just mustard, sometimes with kraut, sometimes loaded with EVERYTHING) I prefer mayo for my fries, with ranch coming a close second, but ketchup will do if the first two things aren't available. Oh! And meatloaf!

                                                                                                                                                        1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 5, 2009 02:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                          i'm not a big fan of ketchup, so i think there are very few things that benefit from the addition. i'll only willingly eat it on a burger on a bun, or with extra-crispy/well done french fries, home fries, hash browns or tater tots. obviously if i'm eating in a restaurant i don't have much of a choice of brand, and if it contains HFCS i won't use it, so i rarely order anything in a restaurant that needs it (i don't eat burgers away from home anyway).

                                                                                                                                                          at home, it's always organic, usually TJ's or Muir Glen.

                                                                                                                                                          it's funny how opinionated and passionate people can get about ketchup. my sister LOVES it, and puts it on practically everything...and she refuses to use anything but original Heinz. go figure.

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                                                                                                                                                            kchurchill5 RE: goodhealthgourmet Jul 5, 2009 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Fries, onionrings, fired potato wedges, that is what I enjoy. A dog with ketchup. If kraut available or chili no ketchup. burger, sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Cheese Boy RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 5, 2009 09:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Often times you see a ketchup bottle sitting next to the hot sauce bottle at many clam bars here in NYC, so I do enjoy the arbitrary squirt of ketchup on a raw clam once in a while. Admittedly, I prefer cocktail sauce though.

                                                                                                                                                            1. mcsheridan RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 6, 2009 04:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                              "Hello, Olympia Restaurant. That to go? Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger...No, no fries - chips. Four chips? Pepsi? No Coke. No orange. No grape. Pepsi. Four Pepsi!"

                                                                                                                                                              Heinz, naturally. (But I do want fries with that burger...)

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                                                                                                                                                                jjackiex33 RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 19, 2010 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                ketchup on macaroni and cheese :)

                                                                                                                                                                1. Bryan Pepperseed RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 20, 2010 05:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  First of all, Heinz for store brands, but lately I've begun to think that it's changed since my youth and am considering other options.

                                                                                                                                                                  Can't really fill in the blank to "Ketchup on _____ is the best.", but the following are what gets ketchup straight from the bottle in my world.

                                                                                                                                                                  Hamburger - always
                                                                                                                                                                  Scrambled eggs - almost always - depends on quality of the final product.
                                                                                                                                                                  Corned beef hash if the mandatory fried egg is over cooked - otherwise no.
                                                                                                                                                                  Baked beans - Always with canned, usually with homemade.
                                                                                                                                                                  French fries and hash browns - always.
                                                                                                                                                                  Grilled (American) cheese - always.
                                                                                                                                                                  Grilled ham and cheese - never.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Chowrin RE: Bryan Pepperseed Jan 26, 2011 09:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    simply heinz is the orig. recipe.
                                                                                                                                                                    enjoy!

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                                                                                                                                                                      Bryan Pepperseed RE: Chowrin Jan 27, 2011 04:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks Chowrin. None of the stores I shop in carry the complete Heinz product line, but I'll give it a try if I can find it.
                                                                                                                                                                      I tried their organic version hoping it would be closer to the way I remembered the ketchup of my youth but it wasn't, and (as with most organic products I try) I didn't think it was worth the extra cost.
                                                                                                                                                                      Hopefully Simply Heinz will end my search.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Midlife RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 21, 2010 07:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    When chowing down on great onion rings............... ketchup or ranch?

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                                                                                                                                                                      pie22 RE: Midlife Jun 21, 2010 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      ranch

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                                                                                                                                                                      ErnieD RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 21, 2010 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not a huge eater of ketchup, but sweet potato fries with chipotle ketchup are sweet, salty, spicy, smoky heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                      Ketchup is one of the few things I have brand loyalty about-I strongly prefer Heinz. But my husband accounts for 99+% of the ketchup consumption in my house and doesn't care, so I usually get the store brand. My mom suggested I squirrel away a bottle of Heinz for my sole personal use, but so far I've been unwilling to resort to deviousness and subterfuge over a condiment.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Glam Foodie RE: ErnieD Jun 22, 2010 04:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        I fully agree, Heinz ketchup is the only bottled ketchup I'll eat. There's a bottle of Del Monte in the fridge at my parents' house than I wrinkle my nose at before searching madly for the Heinz instead.

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                                                                                                                                                                          CDouglas RE: Glam Foodie Jul 22, 2010 05:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Hunt's is much more tomatoey (just coined) than Heinz plus it now has zero HFCS.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Chowrin RE: CDouglas Jan 26, 2011 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            i want my vinegar! heinz all the way!

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                                                                                                                                                                        nooyawka RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 21, 2010 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Hot dogs and hamburgers. Hunt's, definitely.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Glam Foodie RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 22, 2010 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          ANYTHING. I am such a ketchup junkie. And the first time I tried homemade spicy ketchup? OMG, talk about sheer bliss.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. BamiaWruz RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 22, 2010 10:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Ketchup on fries, any potatoes, leftover salmon, cold poached leftover chicken, grilled leftover chicken, steak, burgers, hot dogs.. lots of stuff!!

                                                                                                                                                                            My favourite is a ketchup I had in cuba, or an organic PC ketchup. I like a lot of acidity in mine, not so much sweetness.

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                                                                                                                                                                              nooyawka RE: BamiaWruz Jul 21, 2010 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              I'll put it on steak too. Yeah, steak. Yes, and fries and chicken, etc. The list is practically endless. Put it this way...what WON'T I put ketchup on?

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                                                                                                                                                                                CDouglas RE: nooyawka Jul 22, 2010 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Just a guess -
                                                                                                                                                                                Foie Gras
                                                                                                                                                                                Caviar
                                                                                                                                                                                Cereal
                                                                                                                                                                                Popcorn
                                                                                                                                                                                Pop-Tarts
                                                                                                                                                                                Trail Mix

                                                                                                                                                                                Anyone else want to play?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  onceadaylily RE: CDouglas Jul 22, 2010 07:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuna?
                                                                                                                                                                                  Biscotti? (I think desserts are wide open, except, maybe, for cheesecake.)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Peas?

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mpjmph RE: onceadaylily Nov 12, 2010 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    One of my grandmother's classic meals was peas (or beans) with boiled potatoes and cornmeal dumplings. During summer months it was served with diced tomatoes, but in fall/winter the dish was topped with ketchup.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      joonjoon RE: onceadaylily Feb 4, 2011 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      One of my favorite snacks is canned tuna with ketchup and chili powder or some form of hot sauce....cooked on the stop so the ketchup gets burnt a little...yum.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. Passadumkeg RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 22, 2010 04:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                We are now for the first time in memory in a ketchup-free household.
                                                                                                                                                                                We're moving.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Riatta RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 22, 2010 04:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Heinz on french toast, french fries and poached eggs on toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. onceadaylily RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 22, 2010 07:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I *just* learned I like catsup on eggs. But not stand-alone eggs. It has to be the 'scramble' from my local diner (hashbrowns, two eggs over easy, and crumbled bacon with rye toast). The thought of catsup on eggs had always sickened me, and I was always a hot sauce girl for this particular dish, but, last time, their tabasco smelled a wee bit too fermented. At first, I just poured some catsup on the side for the hashbrowns, but wound up dabbling a bit of everything, until I just grabbed the bottle and did a nice squiggle over the whole thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I also like it on Italian sausage (I'm sorry, but tomatoes and sausage are not an *unheard of* thing), but I do tend to bow to customs when in mixed company.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. othervoice RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 23, 2010 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I was a devoted Hunts fan, but I've recently been told I must lower my sodium consumption so I tried the new Heinz Low Sodium and find it to be very good.
                                                                                                                                                                                      My favorite thing to eat it on is cold meatloaf.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Burgers
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fries
                                                                                                                                                                                      Shepards Pie

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                                                                                                                                                                                        L987 RE: Doctormhl1 Aug 2, 2010 04:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        ketchup to everything that dont have its own sauce... (and pasta even if it has sauce) i dont like dry food..

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. sblimekyle RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 12, 2010 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ceviche....dont know why but it goes well....just for a change.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Passadumkeg RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 12, 2010 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Scrapple, home fries, corned beef hash, fish cakes,, all fror breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                            A Bolivian hot dog automatically come w/ a track of ketchup and on of mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. MandalayVA RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 12, 2010 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Scrambled eggs, burgers, hot dogs (at home). I make my own ketchup. :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                henryc RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 21, 2010 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Around 1985 or so, I was having lunch in Phoenix in Ed Debevic's, a Fifties style diner complete with wisecracking, gum-chewing waitresses. I'd had to make a couple of requests for the ketchup bottle for my meatloaf, french-fry, and green bean dinner. Then, while I was still eating, the waitress tried to scoop the bottle for another table, about which I complained.

                                                                                                                                                                                                When she brought my red Jello dessert, she said, "Well, I suppose you'll put ketchup on this, too." "Sure," I replied, at which point she shouted across the room, "Dora, come see this guy. He's putting ketchup on his Jello."

                                                                                                                                                                                                I really wasn't that good...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  henryc RE: Doctormhl1 Nov 21, 2010 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  It really wasn't that good...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    EmJayC RE: henryc Jan 26, 2011 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Always and forever - on steak!!! Fine on hot dogs as far as I am concerned.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    selfportrait93 RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 26, 2011 09:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eggs over easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Soak the yolk with toast and replace it with Catsup, then dig in with more toast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      nooyawka RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 27, 2011 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ketchup on fries. Definitely, yeah, definitely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I much prefer Hunt's to Heinz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 27, 2011 01:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I like Heinz. It's what I grew up with. And I like it best on a mid-rare cheeseburger with melted sharp cheddar and dill pickle chips and a scattering of onion. And I like a lot of it. And I want fries too. Now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Look what you did. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 RE: mamachef Jan 27, 2011 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heinz, unless it's not available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fries, onion rings, eggs. Always eggs. And I like to put it on my mock meat loaf and tuna patties before baking. And I put it on salmon before baking, too. My mom did it and so do I. My friends think I'm a freak. Oh, and I put a squeeze into my vegetable soup before simmering. It just adds a little kick of flavor. My sister puts it on baked potatoes and one of my friends like to use it as sauce for English muffin pizza.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            nooyawka RE: mamachef Jan 28, 2011 07:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef, I was just on another board, and they were talking about Taco Bell....and one of the posters said all the talk made him crave tacos. I say the best way to deal with the power of suggestion is to give in. Life is more scrumptious that way :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef RE: nooyawka Jan 28, 2011 07:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ah, nooyawka: I think if you look at the name on that post, it's moi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              And I totally agree with you about giving in to craving. What's the point, otherwise? I believe (or tell myself) that whatever I'm craving is what my body NEEDS, be it a dogfood taco, a great deli sandwich, a beer, or an ice-cream float with great rootbeer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plus, it just tastes good. : ) A CH experience can be had on any level, right?
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, wait; it wasn't about Taco Bell that I posted; it was about Jack-in-the-Box tacos. Which I adore, in all their nasty, oily/crunchy, soft, unspicy deliciousness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. monavano RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 28, 2011 07:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cold fried chicken and mac and cheese (only the frozen or boxed version).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              betsydiver RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              scrapple... in our house it was a toss-up between ketchup and syrup on our scrapple

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                betsydiver RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 10:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                when i was a kid i would occasionally eat ketchup on a piece of buttered white bread...guilty pleasure

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Duppie RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For breakfast, mix ketchup with maple syrup to dunk waffles,fried eggs and bacon/sausage in. Another variation is ketchup with grape jelly and butter on pancakes but there must be a salty element such as bacon,sausages,or eggs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ketchup with hot sauce and sliced green mango for a snack.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ketchup,mustard,hot sauce and honey on corn dogs and fries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ketchup and A1/Pickapepper/Heinz 57 on grilled steak and hamburgers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ketchup on grilled boudin noir and sauted onions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and by the way Heinz only.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Passadumkeg RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 10:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Silpancho.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I won't eat fries without ketchup and lots of salt. It's got to be Heinz.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Otherwise, hamburgers, scrambled eggs, home fries, onion rings, potato skins.......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But NEVER on a hot dog!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ChefRoux RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 11:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fries, Onion Rings, Chili, Macaroni & Cheese

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dinnerwithfox RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 4, 2011 07:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I like it with iceberg lettuce, it's the only way I'll eat lettuce and no one else gets it haha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also like it on scrambled eggs, but only scrambled. On toast! I used to do the butter, white bread, mortadela and tomato sauce sandwichs. Oh my god they were soooo good

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sometimes with raw vegetables, cucumber, mushrooms, carrots etc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heinz is way to salty for me, I buy an organic brand which I didnt know was organic untill I acutally bothered reading the label properly! I just prefer the more smooth taste of it, less acidic and salty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. thew RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 5, 2011 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pad thai. (i kid i i kid)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. poofty RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 5, 2011 06:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ketchup on fries, tots, home fries, hot dogs, fish sticks, burgers, meatloaf, tenderloin and brain sandwiches with ketchup, pickle, onion. Only buy Simply Heinz now, but if I could would buy Red Gold (because it is from IN) and I love McDonalds ketchup. Maybe because their fries are good but if they sold it in the stores I would definately buy it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet RE: poofty Feb 5, 2011 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love McDonalds ketchup. Maybe because their fries are good but if they sold it in the stores I would definately buy it!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                depending on the region, McD's ketchup is from one of two suppliers - Heinz or Golden State Foods.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bigmackdaddy RE: goodhealthgourmet Feb 5, 2011 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Doesn't McD's use Heinz?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet RE: bigmackdaddy Feb 5, 2011 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as i said, it depends on the region. some locations use Heinz, some use Golden State.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. i_am_Lois RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 5, 2011 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OK, I'm sitting here thinking of all the foods I eat with ketchup and there is one that is making my mouth water. Taylor pork roll on a bun with lots of ketchup.... YUM! I usually buy Heinz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Passadumkeg RE: i_am_Lois Feb 5, 2011 11:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don't forget the fried egg on the Taylor pork roll too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    buttertart RE: Passadumkeg Feb 6, 2011 05:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can take the boy outta Jersey but you can't take the Jersey outta the boy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Passadumkeg RE: buttertart Feb 6, 2011 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think I crave Taylor Pork Roll more than lobstah out here. But I need my red and green chile more than either.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ms. Keg and I have taken a sacred vow to never to eat CB Ravs. again. I haven't had it since the 50's and plan to keep it that way!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart RE: Passadumkeg Feb 6, 2011 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me, the '60's. Canned pasta was all the thing. Even spaghetti. Amazing, isn't it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Passadumkeg RE: buttertart Feb 6, 2011 08:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have never been a good typical 'Merican. I never much liked Catsoup as I called it as a kid. Never ate it on doggies, preferred apple sauce w/ my scrambled eggers and never on FFs. I began eating Mayo on FFs before ketchup. Fish & Chips, never! Maybe I was raised w/ strong, not sweet, flavors; read garlic, in Mom's & Babyshka's cookin. Today I only eat ketchup on fish cakes and beans for breakfast, home fries if served w/ corned beef hash and scrapple, but only if there is no maple syrup. Ketchup is just too frickin' sweet!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GIMME MUSTARD!!!!, he scream. I collect mustards as others do wines and olive oils.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mariacarmen RE: Passadumkeg Feb 6, 2011 10:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          you had to take a vow to do that?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Passadumkeg RE: mariacarmen Feb 6, 2011 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Humor! No nostalgic desire for CB ravs. at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mariacarmen RE: Passadumkeg Feb 6, 2011 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              figured as much.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. bigmackdaddy RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 5, 2011 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mac N'Cheese, meatloaf, mashed potatoes on top of gravy, homemade thousand island, fried chicken, HOT DOGS, burgers, fries, fish sticks, cocktail sauce to dip oyster crackers or saltines. I like Heinz Organic best. Not because it's organic, but because they use sugar instead of syrup. At least for me, I can taste the difference. I'll also put hot sauce on most of the items listedas well. It makes a great Dynamic Duo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. mariacarmen RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 5, 2011 04:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDK really got deleted for that silly little joke? unbelievable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ketchup on fries, on breaded steak (silpancho, as PDK says above), not chicken fried steak, tho it is essentially the same thing), home fries, hash browns, on a burger, never on a hot dog. sometimes on scrambled eggs. meatloaf.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fara RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 24, 2011 06:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        runny fried eggs and a ton of hash browns (the shredded diner kind or tater tots). a little link sausage on the side and maybe some toasted white bread with margarine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zhuuls RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 24, 2011 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          White rice and cucumbers and heinz ketchup. Before you call me crazy....just try it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            link_930 RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 25, 2011 07:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I hate ketchup, but love it on omu rice, if that makes sense. Always Heinz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sharuf RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 25, 2011 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't put ketchup on ANYTHING except maybe french fries or hamburgers -- if there's nothing better available to use on them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I do, however, always have some on hand. I use it when a recipe calls for tomato paste or for making BBQ- inspired pan sauces.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. srsone RE: Doctormhl1 May 17, 2011 07:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                french fries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                scrambled eggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hot dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                burgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hash browned potatoes...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                corned beef hash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                heinz only

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and yes ive tried other brands..hunts,store brands,even muir glen organic..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nothing tastes like heinz...so heinz is what i use/like

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. arktos RE: Doctormhl1 May 17, 2011 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NOTHING!! that stuff is an abomination. The mere thought of putting ketchup on fries, can put me in a state of apoplexy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Duppie RE: arktos May 17, 2011 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Then you must REALLY hate it on spaghetti....Huh.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      arktos RE: Duppie May 17, 2011 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HOLY SHISH KEBAB!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Duppie RE: arktos May 17, 2011 04:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Wife is Philippino.... and it's a standard dish at the fast food joints. Not bad really.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    deroumanie RE: Doctormhl1 May 25, 2011 02:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Well first off, I joined Chow simply due to this post! And despite it being 2 years overdue...I do love ketchup. Heinz Organic to be specific. I love it on my fries, burgers, hot dogs, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Anything else though...kinda grosses me out. I think it's a staple of all American food...except I can't understand for the life of me why anyone would put it on their steak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Manybears RE: Doctormhl1 May 26, 2011 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Holy moly people, this thread is something else. I feel confused, I think it's kind of a mix of revulsion and inspiration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If I had awards to hand out they would go to these three:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - raw clams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - iceberg lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Doritos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (And, by the way, the only thing I won't eat without ketchup is a plain grilled cheese sandwich. Heinz or nothing.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JEWINNEY RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 7, 2011 07:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        peanut butter and strawberry jam with bacon sandwich

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emu48 RE: Doctormhl1 Jun 15, 2011 04:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ice cream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jbsiegel RE: emu48 Jan 29, 2012 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What???? Are you serious?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. crowmuncher RE: Doctormhl1 Jul 28, 2011 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fries; but i also like it on potatoes that have been shish kabob'd and bbq'd; has anyone tried that Melinda's Habanero Ketchup? man that's good...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gnovi RE: crowmuncher Jul 29, 2011 02:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i love to eat a bowl of steamed rice smothered in ketchup and sometimes a splash of fish sauce

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                crowmuncher RE: gnovi Jul 29, 2011 06:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                never had that- ever...i'm partial to the potato when it comes to ketchup, can't seem to get out of the box like the rest of u :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. DonShirer RE: Doctormhl1 Aug 13, 2011 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best thing to add ketchup to? Cooking mistakes. (2d choice, corned beef hash)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I recently made some stuffed peppers using some Goliaths and Giant Szgedis from the garden, and when I first tasted them, wished I had used a different recipe. They were blah. The addition of some Best organic ketchup at least made them edible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Passadumkeg RE: Doctormhl1 Aug 13, 2011 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On a Sunday morning in hungover desperation, one can make a passable Bloody Mary w/ catsoup, beef broth, horseradish and tabasco. Better be bleary eyed, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  onceadaylily RE: Passadumkeg Aug 14, 2011 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I thought I was the only one in the world who had made a catsup bloody mary. I used vegetable broth and worcestershire in mine. I swore the boyfriend to secrecy when he discovered what I was up to.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rlb1251 RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 28, 2012 11:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bacon Hot Dogs w/ketchup & mayo Hash browns Hamburgers Fried chicken Pork Chops Steak Syrup on sausages

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    malibumike RE: Doctormhl1 Jan 29, 2012 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hash browns, sometimes on prime ribeye steaks, but especially on chicken fried steak.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      divadmas RE: malibumike Feb 10, 2012 04:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i remember when ketchup sales were overtaken by sales of salsa, pace picante i think.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i can't believe some only use a bottle a year. i get the giant 3 packs of heinz at costco.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for omirice omlet i now use banana sauce, i think its filapino version of ketchup. the hot style is best, not very hot, also good on potstickers and lumpia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PenskeFan RE: divadmas Feb 10, 2012 07:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Well that whole stat is like comparing apple sauce and apple jelly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Generally you eat a lot more salsa on chips than the amount of ketchup one would use on fries, tots, etc. Especially because the salsa has chunks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We like Hunts with no corn syrup, or Trader Joe's when I can convince my wife to but it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          divadmas RE: PenskeFan Feb 10, 2012 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the point was while ketchup has been commercialy available for over 100 years, salsa only became popular, outside niche markets like texas, after 1970s. in 70s nyc people didnt even know what tortillas were, let alone being available. salsa sales did not overtake till 90s.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        divadmas RE: malibumike Feb 10, 2012 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in early 70s nyc hot dog carts started to have chili dogs. i don't ever rember them having ketchup, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JMF RE: divadmas Mar 1, 2012 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I can remember ketchup at NYC hot dog carts back as far as the mid '60's. Always seen it, kept in red squeeze bottles. Mustard was kept in a built in pot and applied with a metal rod.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. ski_gpsy RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 29, 2012 04:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While French Fries is the obvious choice, I like my fries with mayo (Chicago style) or better yet with Tartar Sauce as in Fish 'n Chips, omg!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So I'm going with a good ol' Grilled Cheese Sammich as my #1 favorite vehicle for ketchup delivery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Second would of course be Hoppin John.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My favorite ketchup used to be Heinz but after America's Test Kitchen rated Hunts as the best I tried it and now I'm a convert.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. JMF RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 1, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I only like Heinz, and the newer organic or Simply Heinz (basically the same recipe, both use sugar not HFCS.) I only use it on burgers and fries, and to coat a meatloaf before cooking. A nice 3/4 inch layer that reduces down to a firm, concentrated, 1/4 inch glaze. And a squirt in from scratch soups adds another level of umami depth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, and keep the ketchup away from eggs, especially scrambled eggs. The odor when the two meet, is disgusting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Riska RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 2, 2012 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I was a kid my Depression-raised grandfather showed me how to eat ketchup on white rice. I still eat it when no one is looking. Heinz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal RE: Riska Feb 15, 2014 03:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              akin to tomato gravy on white rice, which is mmm mmm good in the summer, for a light supper.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cantbeatgoodfood RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 22, 2012 07:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To this day i put ketchup on blt sandwiches,find mayo most disgusting thing on the planet,wont go near it.But i find the taste with ketchup very tasty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Iowaboy3 RE: Doctormhl1 Mar 22, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm not going through 200+ responses but I can tell you it's great on fried matzoh & eggs. Mix in a bit of Tabasco and you're good to go. And give me Heinz ketchup every time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  emu48 RE: Doctormhl1 Apr 14, 2012 05:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like ketchup on hamburgers. I like it as a glaze baked on meatloaf, like Ma used to make it. I don't use it for much else, but if you do, that's great. Not sure why people have such strong opinions about what is, after all, just another condiment. Like any other, some people like it, some people hate it. Whatever floats yer boat!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Puffin3 RE: emu48 Apr 14, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Check out the scene in Tam Popo where the chef makes the omelette for the boy. After seeing that I always put ketchup on egg and rice omelets. The guy who actually made the omelet was the director of the movie. He didn't like the way the actor was making the omelette apparently. LOL

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      divadmas RE: Puffin3 Apr 14, 2012 01:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-GFim...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that is great scene.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i have switched from ketchup to banana sauce with my rice omelet, the spicy but still mild version. it is kind of filapino kethup i think, a little sweet. i like it with potstickers or won tons, too. that or sweet chili sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      divadmas RE: emu48 Apr 14, 2012 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to make a meatloaf glaze i like to add brown sugar and dry mustard to my heinz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ScottnZelda RE: Doctormhl1 Apr 14, 2012 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's great as a polish for copper cookware.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. tim irvine RE: Doctormhl1 Apr 14, 2012 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I agree with crowmuncher on Melinda's habanero ketchup. Awesome on tater tots. Heinz on a patty melt or a Denver sandwich. Good French fries deserve homemade mayonnaise. Mediocre fries get malt vinegar. Curry ketchup on grilled sausages.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal RE: tim irvine Feb 15, 2014 03:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ever try curry mayo on those snausages?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          oakowl RE: Doctormhl1 Apr 14, 2012 01:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fried potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. njmarshall55 RE: Doctormhl1 May 16, 2012 01:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Onion rings...big, fat steakhouse style onion rings. Plus a squirt of rooster sauce for a bit of heat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. sunangelmb RE: Doctormhl1 May 16, 2012 06:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Potato chips dipped in ketchup are my favorite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charles chips used to make the best ketchup flavored chips. Gosh I miss Charles chips delivery with those awesome cans

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PHREDDY RE: sunangelmb Jun 14, 2012 08:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ketchup on brocolli, cauliflour and baked potato skins...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Betsy0910 RE: Doctormhl1 Feb 11, 2014 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My favorite thing to put ketchup on has to be a juicy hamburger but I love it on my scrambled eggs too! My families favorite ketchup is a local business called Stello Foods - Rosie's Jalapeño Ketchup! <3

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