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       Title: Fog City Diner’s Tomato Ketchup
  Categories: Condiment, Ceideburg 2
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       4 lb Ripe plum tomatoes, coarsely
            -chopped
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       1 c  Cider vinegar
       1 tb Minced garlic
     3/4 ts Salt
   1 1/2 ts Mixed pickling spice
       1 sm Stick cinnamon, about 1/4
            -inch long
   1 1/2 ts Dry mustard
     1/2 ts (scant) freshly ground
            -pepper
       2 tb Cornstarch dissolved in
     1/4 c  Cold water
     1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
  
   The Fog City Diner was one of the places that came along with the
   diner revival of a few years back.  It is, or was, a trendy place
   over in the City.  I think it may have closed after the '89 quake,
   but I'm not sure about that.
   
   Combine the tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, garlic, salt, pickling spice,
   cinnamon, dry mustard and pepper in a large, heavy stainless steel or
   enameled saucepan.  Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat,
   stirring occasionally.  Reduce the heat and simmer the ketchup,
   uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove the ketchup
   from the heat and let it cool a few minutes.
   
   Force the ketchup through a fine sieve to strain it, pressing down
   hard on the solids.  Rinse out the saucepan and return the ketchup to
   a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Reduce the heat and
   simmer the ketchup, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.  (Even if
   the ketchup seems thin, do not cook it any longer, as the thickening
   power of the cornstarch lessens with prolonged cooking.  The ketchup
   will thicken a bit more upon cooling.) Remove the ketchup from the
   heat and let it cool to room temperature. Store the tomato ketchup,
   covered, in the refrigerator for up to a month.
   
   Makes about 5 cups.
   
   San Francisco Chronicle, date unknown.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; March 4 1993.
  
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