Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pseudoplastic fluids of interest

Specifically catsup/catchup/ketchup...but blood and whipped cream are cool too.
It's renal test week, which means I've been occasionally hitting drive thrus to maximize my time for studying/thinking about studying but not actually studying and instead doing things that will have no impact on anyone's lives whatsoever (Hello random person who accidentally googled their way here...welcome to my food blog).

Perhaps it's the economy, but has anyone noticed that these places are in the practice of not giving you ketchup? You have to specifically ask for it, and even then it's a bit of a crapshoot as to whether they actually take the time to toss a few packets in for you. What the hell? In order to ensure my fries never went ketchup-less again, I decided to make it myself. This also coincided with a sale on cans of San Marazano tomatoes as well as Vidalia onion season. In any case:

I started with pickling spice-infused cider vinegar

Sauteed bell pepper, vidalia onions, and garlic

Added the tomatoes, cooked it down, strained and added the vinegar and some brown sugar, then blended it up to make this:

It gets redder as the blendy air escapes and it cools. It's pretty frackin' delicious...but it is missing that sweet diabetes-inducing tang of High Fructose Corn Syrup.
*The Corn Refiner's Association would like to emphasize that freebasing HFCS is just as safe as eating corn, and in no way leads to any negative health problems including but not limited to morbid obesity. Enjoy the completely safe and all natural taste of HFCS today, and visit Sweet Surprise for scientific research funded entirely by exorbitant corn refining profits.*

1 comment:

Melanie Williams said...

Too funny. I also dared to mention the words "corn syrup" in my blog, so I know where you're coming from.