My family and I just returned from a vacation in California. On vacations, I try to frequent off the beaten path restaurants and managed to do so in South Lake Tahoe. One of the restaurants we tried was a German restaurant which offers homemade wursts and other German fare, and imports 30 different German and Belgian beers. The homemade mustards were fantastic, but what intrigued me the most was the curry ketchup that was served with the pomme frites (which were also served with mayonnaise, an authentic Belgian accompaniment).
I decided to research curry ketchup and was surprised to find that curry ketchup is a common sauce served in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. A popular bottled brand is Hela, though most recipe sites list mixing 4 teaspoons of curry powder to 1 cup of ketchup as a quick at-home version. The homemade curry ketchup from the restaurant had a bit more depth, so I decided to try a few other stir-ins mentioned on The Kitchen Maus.
For my quick Curry Ketchup, some curry powder, honey, and Worcestershire sauce is all it takes for a new spin on a favorite condiment. I look forward to when I can vacation in Europe and return with even more unique recipes!
1 cup ketchup
4 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
In a small bowl, combine the ketchup curry powder, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and black pepper until smooth. Serve with fries or sausages; refrigerate leftovers.