It’s no secret these days that store bought ketchup is basically just red, corn syrup. But there’s something so nostalgic about it that it’s hard not to have around. After all, what’s a grilled cheese without a side of ketchup? It’s nothing at all, that’s what!!!
When I decided it was time to say good-bye to our favorite red condiment, it was a sad day. I used up what I had left, guilt-free, because I knew I wouldn’t be buying it again. But in hind-sight, there was nothing to be sad about at all, because you can make your own delicious ketchup at home…right now! Seriously, a lot of people probably have all the ingredients kicking around to make it.
The very best part is, is it doesn’t contain any high-fructose corn syrup or GMO-tomatoes, and my daughter loves the stuff—she literally shovels it into her mouth before anything else on the plate (she’s only one, so give her a break.)
Because this homemade ketchup is naturally fermented, using basic whey, it contains healthy probiotics—so ‘night and day’ from store-bought ketchup it’s crazy. You don’t have to add the whey, but then the ketchup won’t last as long in the fridge, or contain probiotics, so I highly recommend it.
After the homemade ketchup has fermented for a of couple days, feel free to pour it in to an old ketchup bottle so you can trick your children or spouse!
How to Make Homemade Fermented Ketchup