Imagine a life without tomato ketchup? Simply not possible. We want it on our fries, a generous slather of it on hamburger, meat loaf, hot dogs, fried chicken, pork, and even on pizzas, and on all our comfort food. Tomato ketchup, especially, the brand Heinz tomato ketchup is very popular in very American home and is a prime pantry item. Apart from squirting it on our fries and other food items, tomato ketchup has many amazing uses.
Interesting uses of tomato ketchup
- Effective cleaning agent
Shine your copper, brass and silver ware using tomato ketchup. The acetic acid in the ketchup is a great cleansing agent. Cleaning with ketchup is eco-friendly and cheap. For better results mix Worcestershire sauce with the ketchup and clean your metals.
- To correct green highlights in blonde hair
Those with bleached hair or blonde hair, dives into the chlorinated swimming without a swimming cap will have a slight hue of green in their hair. Rinsing your hair with tomato ketchup after shampooing can bring back sheen and reduce the green hue. It’s a natural conditioner.
- Pep up the taste in meat
Though, tomato ketchup is primarily a dipping sauce, you can mix it with other sauces while cooking mincemeat to bring out the flavor in the minced meat dishes.
- Make brown sauce/barbecue sauce
To the ketchup add brown sugar, vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk well and refrigerate it for half an hour so the flavors blend well.
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
To a cup of ketchup add rice wine vinegar and brown sugar and whisk well till the sugar dissolves. The sugar and vinegar gives the sweet and sour flavor to the sauce. Drizzle it on your noodles or meat balls.
Do you know ketchup can be used as fake blood? Lycopene, an anti-oxidant, in the tomatoes make ketchup a healthy condiment. If you know any other uses of tomato ketchup, share it with us in our comments section.