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Do you use your ketchup on or in your dishes?

  • Margaret's Morsels
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  • AProperWolf
    Truth be told, my older brother makes some of the best vinegar-based barbecue sauce I ever have et, and he absolutely refuses to part with the recipe. So I dunno... Lol, yep, definitely cole slaw. I was just trying to be cute.
  • Jim
    AProperWolf- The "...maybe JUST A DAB of ketchup, so little that you can't even tell it's there..." that you mention is the secret. I agree that Ketchup makes a really great meatloaf. Japanese recipes also may use ketchup for a background effect. Chef's salad? Where's the cole slaw? Jim
  • AProperWolf
    I'll have to disagree. The secret of Real Old-Fashioned Southern barbecue is your basic Vinegar, Salt & Peppers, and maybe JUST A DAB of ketchup, so little that you can't even tell it's there. The problem is, (a) all the old-timers who knew how to properly smoke pigs and chickens have retired or died off, and (b) too many yanks have moved down here and spoiled the chef salad even worse. What too many people today think makes a good barbecue is anything with molasses in it. And that is SO WRONG, because molasses scorches and gets thick as tar when it's cooked. My second home is Texas. Y'all do beef, we do pork. And chicken. :) But Ketchup makes a really great meatloaf. PS: This post is way out of the blue. I just happened to see something about Southern barbecue in my disqus.
  • Jim
    The secret of Southern barbecue is "Ketchup".The secret of Texas barbecue is "No ketchup". Ketchup is a great ingredient in a lot of recipes. Of curse I use it. Jim