Gut Rumbles

June 06, 2006

what's wrong with that?

From my comments: "Whats wrong with ketchup on filet?"--- Buddy

If you don't already know the answer to that question, there ain't a damn thing that I can do to explain just how wrong that is. Ketchup has its place in this world, but it's gotta be the most abused seasoning in the world. And anybody who would put KETCHUP on a filet of beautiful beef tenderloin just needs to be dragged off and shot. Period.

Ketchup is good on crisp, golden-brown french fries. It's good on a grill-roasted hot dog. I use it when I make a two-fisted, grease-dripping hamburger, too. But I feel an almost irresistable urge to bitch-slap people who:

* Put ketchup on scrambled eggs.

* Slather ketchup on a good steak.

* Use ketchup as a "dip" when they eat raw vegetables such as broccoli, cucumber or carrots.

* Add it to home-made chili, to give it a "better" taste.

* Drown an otherwise perfectly good piece of chicken in it.

What the hell is WRONG with some of you people?


Too funny...

Posted by: Ruth on June 6, 2006 03:00 PM

It is your steak, put anything you want on it, it's yours.

Posted by: Catfish on June 6, 2006 03:08 PM

Okay, I've been guilty of the scrambled egg thing a couple of times, but the rest?...ewww....

Posted by: Lisa on June 6, 2006 03:09 PM

Ketchup on scrambled egg, no (well, maybe on a toasted bacon-and-fried-egg sandwich).

Heinz 57 on Waffle House/Kettle eggs, though, is what I'd call a necessary additive.

Truthfully, I don't like ketchup much anyway.

But on a steak? Gimme the gun you don't have.

Posted by: Kim du Toit on June 6, 2006 03:45 PM

WTF is ketchup?

Oh you mean tomato sauce with 4% tomatoes.

On chips only...... french fries I mean.

Posted by: KeesKennis on June 6, 2006 03:58 PM

I rarely use ketchup. I have put it on scrambled eggs sometimes. Usually on a bologna sandwich. Hot dogs or hamburgers I prefer mustard and onions. Or guacamole on the burger. Never on a steak. Or chicken. IIRC, Jack in the Box's secret sauce was ketchup and mayo mixed together. That's not bad. Don't use ketchup on fries. I found that I prefer dipping my fries in beef gravy. Yummy.

Posted by: RayH on June 6, 2006 04:16 PM

Ketchup on a hot dog? We permit that only of small children who have not yet learned that one puts MUSTARD on a hot dog.

Posted by: Jim -PRS on June 6, 2006 04:20 PM

> Put ketchup on scrambled eggs.

Well, I'm witcha on that one as far as it goes, but if anyone tries to stop my putting salsa or pico de gallo on my heuvos rancheros there may be some feelings and/or organs hurt...

Posted by: JohnW on June 6, 2006 04:25 PM

We have NO ketchup in our house; we have salsa, mustard, tobasco, chutney, horseradish, and various other condiments, but ketchup is not used. Why anyone would want tomato paste and vinegar on a piece of meat puzzles me.

Posted by: BobG on June 6, 2006 04:28 PM

I just today got the 200+ year old blacksmith forge at our place fixed up and ready for BBQing just about anything on the planet. Whole if need be. Hippo? Bring it on. Did a trial run on a couple of steaks a while ago. Damn! Love this monster I do. Guns are hard to find over here but I have a Louisville Slugger to use on the first bastard who trys to make one of my steaks null and void.

Posted by: James Hooker - Smartypants on June 6, 2006 04:45 PM

Ketchup is not high on my list of condiments, either. I prefer mustard and onions on hotdogs and hamburgers, A1 on steaks, and hot sauce on chicken. An acquaintance once made chili with a predominantly ketchup base and it was the NASTIEST thing ever!!!Once in a while, I'll use ketchup on fries, but since I rarely eat fries...

No wonder the bottle of ketchup I bought a very long time ago is still in the fridge!!!

Posted by: the other Steph on June 6, 2006 04:56 PM

My steak of choice is a ribeye, marinated for a couple of days in Kikkoman teriyaki, grilled medium,
Bitchslap me if you must, but you better have those bowlegs wound on a tight rubberband.
Kiss mah CoonASS.

Posted by: LilToni on June 6, 2006 05:54 PM

I hate ketchup. If I want to taste tomatoes on my sandwich, I will put *gasp* tomatoes. I see absolutely no use for ketchup, except to cover up the taste of rancid food.

Salt, pepper, and garlic go a long way as far as my "condiments" are concerned.

Posted by: Steph on June 6, 2006 05:56 PM

"I've seen ketchup used on scrambled eggs before but the thing that REALLY takes the cake is watching someone put sugar on their eggs."

I had an uncle who used to put ketchup on cottage cheese and green peas; his oldest daughter used to put MAPLE SYRUP ON FRIED EGGS...I think there was a problem in their gene pool...

Posted by: BobG on June 6, 2006 06:08 PM

I once watched a Frenchman pour ketchup on spagetti and suck down the whole mess. Made me want to hurl. As for ketchup on steak? *shudder* Not me. Maybe a little horseradish sauce for dipping those juicy bites of ribeye, and a chunk of garlic bread to soak up the blood...Damn! Now I'm gonna have to head to the store for some ribeyes.

Posted by: Amy on June 6, 2006 06:14 PM

I slather the hell out of my scrambled eggs in ketchup. And there's nothing wrong with me. I just rarely eat my eggs scrambled and when I do, they're usually overcooked and dry, so I drop some of the red stuff on it.

Oh, and BobG, mmmmmm, chutney. I was JUST introduced to that by my English bosses. 10 year old sharp cheddar with chutney. I feel like Wallace in Wallace and Grommit when I eat it.

Posted by: LL on June 6, 2006 06:35 PM

Whuda thunk ketchup was such a passionate subject?? Ladies and gentleman, please check your blades at the door.

Scrambled eggs: A little ketchup and tobasco. Steak: Negatory, No Way, No How. Burgers & Dogs: HELL YA!! Brats: Get Back Heathen!! Yellow mustard and grilled onions and peppers, only, thank you..

Taters 'cept baked and smashed, goes without saying...

Posted by: MoMinuteMan on June 6, 2006 08:53 PM

Ketchup is a Good Thang. Ketchup on steak is SACRILEDGE.

Posted by: Jeffro on June 6, 2006 10:48 PM

Try it on fresh sliced tomatoes! Suprised me as well.

Once in a while on the scrambled eggs will work, but not often. And ONLY if scrambled!

Ketsup is an ingredient, not a main course EVER!!

We buy one small bottle and have to throw most of it out when the new year hits!

On steak?

I'd bitch slap ya. Actually I would not have to. It's not available when the steaks hit the plate! EVER!! :)

Posted by: TC on June 6, 2006 11:21 PM

I didn't say *I* eat ketchup on fillet, I just think if you bought the damn steak, you oughta be able to put whatever you want on the thing and eat it.

Frankly marinading a good steak in anything, or slathering it with any kind of sweet goop is blasphemy, to me, but if you wanna do it, have at it. A good piece of meat don't need anything, IMO, but some salt, pepper, and a hot wood fire.

Posted by: Buddy on June 6, 2006 11:36 PM

If you're offended by me putting ketchup on MY scrambled eggs or MY steak--- MINE, not YOURS!!!--- before I ate them, or if I rubbed your back-fur the wrong way by saying that I was gonna do it, well, I ain't apologizing to ya. Treat YOUR steak and eggs any way you want to. Just don't hector me about how I should treat mine.

Good grief! People... why can't we all just get along?

If you ever wonder where anti-smoking Nazis, fat police and drug warriors come from, just tell folks that you're gonna put some ketchup on - well, just about anything. You'll find out. Do-gooders come swarming out of the dark to club you with aluminium baseball bats and string your intestines like ribbons from nearby trees.

Just for your own good, of course.


Posted by: Roy on June 7, 2006 12:01 AM

A friend of mine in college used to work summers in a ketchup factory. After hearing his stories about rats running around on the conveyor belts of tomatoes and falling into the cooking vats and every 12th bottle on the final line being visually inspected for 'visible' signs of rat tail, bone & hair ... now I know it's all sterilized in the cooking process & all that, but I just can't go there! Oh, I'll eat a smidge of ketchup here and there, but I never buy it or eat it on a regular basis -- I really prefer to can my own whenever possible, so as to impose my own quality control, thank you very much!

Posted by: Marianne on June 7, 2006 03:22 AM

Jeez, I'm with Roy. What's with the ketchup nazis? I don't use it myself except for the two times a year I might have french fries but I do use a lot of condiments. Love hot sauce and salsa on my scrambled eggs and use capers and ranch dressing in ways that would probably disgust some of yaz, but what the heck. To each his own.

I have a friend who drowns everything in ketchup. Never thought any less of her for it......

Posted by: Libby on June 7, 2006 02:51 PM

I asked for ketchup once at a steakhouse to put on my fries, and the waitress looked at me in shock horror and said, "You're not going to put ketchup on your steak are you?!" I replied, "Yes, thank you, I'm fully aware of how sacriledgous it is to put ketchup on a fine piece of steak..... but in this case (then I indicated the steak on my plate) I may have to make an exception."

She deserved that... At $25 per main course, I could do without the condiment snobbery.

Posted by: KT on December 11, 2006 01:59 AM
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