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Ketchup texture

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

   I have been trying make my own ketchup. I found a recipe online and made some minor modifications to suit my own tastes. Now I have the flavor I want from my ketchup, but the catch is that due to the various spices I have incorporated it has a grainy/gritty texture to it. Is there a way to get a smoother texture to it without thinning its consistency (I like it somewhat thick rather than soupy).

 

Thanks,

Matthew

post #2 of 8

Did you try a hight speed blender to get it smoother ?

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

I didn't even think about that. I don't own a blender, but I have a mini food processor and I'll see if that does the trick. Thanks for the tip, berndy.
 

post #4 of 8

After you blend it, you can also pass it through a fine chinois or a drum sieve with whichever screen is small enough for the result you want. 

post #5 of 8

I would first make sure you turn all your spices into a very fine powder, for example with a coffee grinder, or even a mortar & pestle - BEFORE you mix them with the liquids. 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the additional tips, chefwriter and French Fries. After following berndy's advice that definitely helped, but it was still slightly gritty in its texture, so I think the next batch I make I will apply the methods you have described and see what happens. Thanks again. I appreciate everyone taking time to help me.

 

- Matthew

post #7 of 8

An old fashioned food mill might have als helped.Too bad that they seem to be no longer around.

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post #8 of 8

Most ketchup recipes I see say tie the spices in cheesecloth so they can be removed after cooking.

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