It’s National Chip Week, which means we can eat chips all week! Ok, maybe not all week (particularly given our Fast Food post), but if you ever needed an excuse, here it is.

What goes with chips? What doesn’t go with chips is a more appropriate question, but we are huge fans of ketchup. Although, homemade of course! Here is our recipe for a smashing homemade ketchup – knowing there are so many good things in it surely makes chips healthier!

You will need:

2 red onions, quartered

150g celery, chopped

2 garlic cloves

1 kg tomatoes

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

1 red chilli

100ml red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Blend all the above in a free standing blender. Before the next step:

You will need:

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 ground star anise

Pinch of smoked paprika

Heat the above spices in 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil for 1 minute and then add the tomato mixture with 100g dark muscavado sugar and gently simmer for 20 minutes

Bring to a boil and then simmer for another hour

Pour through a sieve

Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a month of freeze for up to 3 months

Enjoy your chips!