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PIZZA & KETCHUP served only in Poland?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,467
26 Jul 2009  #1
Does any country other than Poland serve a tomato-catsup-like sauce on the side with their pizzas? In Polish pizzerias that is common, but I have not run into an pizza places in Michigan that do so. The tomato sauce is baked into the pizza, not poured over the baked pizza.
Seanus 15 | 19,707
26 Jul 2009  #2
I think it is the only country in the world which does this :)
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Jul 2009  #3
I have often noticed that too.

In traditional italian pizzas they use a tomato based sauce in their pizzas...and it is made from peeled tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt...and i prefer that to the ketchup like stuff most pizzerias use here.
Vincent 9 | 800 Moderator
26 Jul 2009  #4
The only people that I have seen putting tomato ketchup on a pizza in the UK are Polish people ;) It does seem strange because like you said, tomato puree is baked into the pizza already. Every man to his own personal taste though, as I have just discovered lately that, Worcestershire sauce is a great condiment to add an extra bit of spice to a pizza.
Robert A 1 | 102
26 Jul 2009  #5
Worcestershire sauce

I love "Woo-shire" sauce, especially on a "fat-boy" English breakfast. Yummy! :)
dat 2 | 62
26 Jul 2009  #6
Oh don't forget Eggs & Mayo!!
ragtime27 1 | 146
26 Jul 2009  #7
No wonder why my kids eat pizza with ketchup!!!....I know now,isn't a mystery now :)
tehb - | 12
26 Jul 2009  #8
But ketchup is different than this 'tomato puree' which they put on the bottom of a pizza :).
ragtime27 1 | 146
26 Jul 2009  #9
both are tomato base sauce,one sweet the other not so much :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
26 Jul 2009  #10
One has loads of chemicals and aditives the other doesn't so you havent got a clue what you are talking about.
tehb - | 12
26 Jul 2009  #11
actually, they are COMPLETELY different ;). And i, for one, cant understand people who put mayonnaise on their pizza.
ragtime27 1 | 146
26 Jul 2009  #12
One has loads of chemicals and aditives the other doesn't

I haven't said both are the same,both are tomato based and it's all down where you get your ketchup with less additives.
dxx 12 | 108
27 Jul 2009  #13
its a lot better with garlic sauce ;)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
4 Aug 2009  #14
ok so now I understand fully the meaning of why my uncle told me that
Im not polish if I dont like ketchup. lol.

Ketchup rocks, but not on pizza.. thats taking it way to far,

ranch is better for dipping sauce.. lol
z_darius 14 | 3,971
4 Aug 2009  #15
Does any country other than Poland serve a tomato-catsup-like sauce on the side with their pizzas?

Yes. I think it's safe to say that any pizzeria has a bottle of ketchup on the table.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Ketchup and Mustard base, covered in Hamburger, Monterey Jack, Cheddar and mozzarella Cheese, topped with Bacon $13.30/$16.55

If someone has a taste for this I'm sure the owner of Tony's Pizza in Cheektowaga, NY (suburb of Buffalo) will be thrilled.

tonystakeout.net/pizza.html

I've been to the place a few times but never tried pizza with ketchup/

Hungarians are also know to serve ketchup with pizza.
firkegaard - | 14
4 Aug 2009  #16
I can tell you why Poles use ketchup for everything when they are abroad. I hardly ever use ketchup when in Poland, but in countries like UK or USA it's a must. The food there tastes awful or has no taste at all... ketchup kills that taste ( or adds some )...
frd 7 | 1,399
4 Aug 2009  #17
pizzerias that is common

They do that in some pizzeries, but from what I heards from my friends nobody really likes it. People generally find those pizzerias too lazy to come up with their own recipe. Best pizzerias have their own sauces.

On the other hand most Poles put Ketchup on many other things like toasts or rice...
sledz 23 | 2,251
4 Aug 2009  #18
Poles in Chicago use ketchup and they also put corn on pizza?

I preffer the traditional Italian style, NO corn or ketchup please.
lowfunk99 10 | 397
4 Aug 2009  #19
There is a big difference between Ketchup and Pizza Sauce.

Good pizza sauce is a lot more spicy and usually has a different texture. When I was in Poland I saw regular ketchup and pizza ketchup. I noticed that the pizza ketchup was spicier.

I know someone that puts peanut butter on the crust. (American)
Morh - | 1
4 Aug 2009  #20
in the US where i first met some polish people i made homemade pizza and part of what make my recipe great its the homemade sause, and at dinner, i was kinda offended when they asked for ketchup. well i made them try it without ketchup first then while we where eating they told me about polish pizza, now one thing i have found funny is that serveral pizza places ive been in in Krakow have AMERICAN pizza on the menu and i started laughing in the restraunt because it had 2 topping i had never seen anywhere but poland - corn and peaches.
z_darius 14 | 3,971
4 Aug 2009  #21
i started laughing in the restraunt because it had 2 topping i had never seen anywhere but poland - corn and peaches.

You haven't been to Japan then (corn seems a very popular topping there)

Or how about a very American pizza with peaches?
zested.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/grilled-peach-pizza-with-goat-cheese-honey
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
4 Aug 2009  #22
its a lot better with garlic sauce ;)

AND ketchup ;D

i always put ketchup on my pizza, it is a must
Cardno85 31 | 976
4 Aug 2009  #23
I'm not a fan to be honest...but then I don't like ketchup at the best of times. Mayo is where it's at!
z_darius 14 | 3,971
4 Aug 2009  #24
I'd never have pizza with ketchup.
It's kinda like adding a sweetener to sugar.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
4 Aug 2009  #25
I'm not even sure that I would call Polish ketchup... ketchup. A lot of brands are just syrup.
Unlike the bottle of German, Werder Tomaten Ketchup that I have in front of me.
A good mayo can be where it's at, but only on certain foods.
z_darius 14 | 3,971
4 Aug 2009  #26
I'm not even sure that I would call Polish ketchup... ketchup

So it would follow that Poles in fact do not serve pizza with ketchup.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,389
4 Aug 2009  #27
Not quite. I simply gave my opinion as I see it.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
4 Aug 2009  #28
I'm not even sure that I would call Polish ketchup... ketchup. A lot of brands are just syrup.

yeah that's true about Polish ketchup, it definitely lacks the savoury, sour taste, it's a bit too runny, watery... totally not like ketchup, shall we just call it keczup then ;). now Heinz is what i'm talking about.
Cardno85 31 | 976
4 Aug 2009  #29
A good mayo can be where it's at, but only on certain foods.

To be fair it is beaten only by Hollandaise...which I swear there is nothing you can't put it on. That heart clogging goodness!
Tymoteusz 2 | 353
5 Aug 2009  #30
I don't think I would put catsup on pizza. ick! Maybe the catsup is supposed to be marinara sauce? That would be pretty good! Worked with a guy from coastal Mississippi who put Russian or French salad dressing on pizza, Not bad. Probably the best thing to have w/pizza is garlic butter to dip the crust end in. (walks away to pre-heat oven....)

A good mayo can be where it's at, but only on certain foods.

Wasabi mayo on a ham sandwich. If you try this, No need to thank me.


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