Add ALL the ketchup!

United States
January 9, 2013 9:47pm CST
I wouldn't say I'm a ketchup fanatic, but how much do you like adding condiments to your meal? I wouldn't add it to my bowl of rice necessarily, but just the other day when I went to TGI Fridays my family gave me a weird look when I added ketchup on my mashed potatoes and mixed it with the grilled chicken. There's nothing wrong with experimentation, and it turned out not that bad! Not to also mention, mashed potatoes are basically the same as french fries when there isn't as much oil & salt. Trying the ketchup with the mashed potatoes and grilled chicken was great.
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• United States
10 Jan 13
as long as you like it nothing else matters. I would hope that they would also know this about your meals.
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• United States
10 Jan 13
True that.. I'm not sure if this is any different in other oriental families, but it almost seemed like the mother would nudge how their son or daughter eats. Of course, eating too much sweets are bad, but it's a bit more drastic where eating styles actually matter. But of course, I eat how I want!
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
10 Jan 13
I personaly do not like ketchup. Never have. My older brother puts on alot of the food he eats. My sister-in-law has said he uses ketchup so much it could be qualified as another food group! Now that is alot of ketchup! Crazy!
• Marikina, Philippines
10 Jan 13
I just add ketchup to a chicken and egg. My favorite. I mean my favorite is chicken, he he. Its fine to experiment all. My sister is like that, but its not ketchup. Its gravy. A sauce from McDonald.
• United States
11 Jan 13
I wish I had gravy.. I'm probably be your sister, seeing as I want to experiment it with everything after I knew its awesome taste, though I haven't really had ketchup with eggs just yet.. Guess I'll be trying something new out this weekend! :D
• United States
10 Jan 13
I was at Red Lobster Tuesday and my friend ordered stuffed mushrooms and dipped them in ketchup, ewwww! He eats everything with ketchup though. I am not a big ketchup fan but people think I am gross for putting ranch dressing on everything.
• United States
11 Jan 13
I never had stuffed mushrooms with ketchup.. though a couple of days ago I went to outback steakhouse with my family and had it with this other sauce that tasted a lot like ranch dressing.. It's great! At school my friend mixes ketchup with ranch dressing, then dumps his fries on them and eats it.. I don't know what to say about it, except maybe just not talk about it and continue on with whatever else to talk about!
• United States
10 Jan 13
We use a lot of ketchup in our house. I swear the kids think its a food group. I haven't seen them use it on mashed potatoes yet, but they do use it on potatoe pancakes which are just fried shredded potatoes. As long as you enjoy go for it.
• United States
11 Jan 13
Yeah, I remember when I was younger. most of my friends loved adding ketchup to pretty much everything. It's almost as if ketchup is a certain side dish like Rice, and could pretty much be added to anything and taste delicious.. That's really not the case anymore, though the taste is absolutely nostalgic for me. :)
@theoana (97)
• Romania
10 Jan 13
I like ketchup, because it can be combined with many types of food. It's good in the soup, it's good on the pizzam, it's tasty with the fries.
• United States
11 Jan 13
Hmm, I can't really think of a soup that goes well with ketchup, aside from tomato soup. (I'm imagining adding ketchup in chicken noodle soup, and it's not going very swimmingly D: )
• United States
10 Jan 13
I like ketchup love it on fries and somtimes rice. I have never put it on mash potatoes that's different I will try it on them, and it's good to try it differently, and you should have gave your family a weird look back, remember it's your thang do what you want to do. I'm the Frugal Bree
• Romania
10 Jan 13
I love it with fries as well. It's a good combo. Never tried it on mashed potatoes.
@peavey (16473)
• United States
10 Jan 13
To each their own! My husband used to put salsa on everything. I accused him of not liking my cooking! I don't care for ketchup, even with french fries. I tend to use more butter and salt on food than I should, though. Just a matter of taste.
• Romania
10 Jan 13
I like to put a lot of salt in food and I'm always attentioned that it's not healthy. Salt and pepper really add something there, crucial for the final taste of the meal.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I am a ketchup fanatic but I don't add it to almost anything, I love it in fried foods only. I add a lot of ketchup specially spicy ones. The best ketchup is sweet blend tomato ketchup especially with french fries. I love ketchup with mayo too.
@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
10 Jan 13
A different type of 'ketchup' that goes well with a bowl of rice is 'kecap manis'. Perhaps you've heard of that before? It's black, sweet, thick and made of soy bean. Here it's rather known in south-east Asian dishes. I use tomato sauce or ketchup with grilled chicken as well as with other more common food such as burgers, hot dogs, nuggets, and of course, french fries.