This is REAL Ketchup that History Forgot… and its MIND BLOWING

This is REAL Ketchup that History Forgot… and its MIND BLOWING! Celery Ketchup! In the article “The Surprisingly Ancient History of Ketchup” There is a brief mention of Celery ketchup.
I couldn’t find anything else on the internet about celery ketchup but it would be weird for @HISTORY to mention this if it wasn’t true right? hahah so I made it! Real or not, this is celery ketchup and honestly it was REALLY good! I’ll be making this again and again!

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Celery Ketchup

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Servings 3 12 oz bottles


  • 3 lbs Celery chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp lactic acid
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp xanthin gum


  • Place your chopped celery in a large dutch oven and cover with salt and lactic acid. Let rest for at least an hour
  • Add the chopped shallots to a frying pan with the olive oil and cook until translucent.
  • Once cooked, add the shallots to the celery and the rest of the ingredients holding the xanthin gum.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer cover and let cook for around 20 minutes.
  • Once its cooked allow it to cool enough to handle
  • Pour through a strainer saving the liquid and return the liquid back to the dutch oven and bring to a boil. We need to cook the liquid down to a thick constancy more than 3/4 cooked away!
  • Run the celery a little at a time in a blender, blending until you get the celery very smooth
  • once smooth add the liquid to the blended celery and continue to blend
  • You should be at almost a ketchup constancy
  • Add the xanthin gum, blend to mix, add ketchup to container to cool and enjoy!
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