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Ketteract

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Favorite regional condiments? Sat, 06/15/13 5:35 AM (permalink)
I'm from eastern Iowa, and they have a mustard that's made just across the river in Rock Island, Illinois, called Boetje's:
 

 
Maybe it's just my roots talking but this is still the single best spicy mustard I've ever had.  It's unapologetically hot and tangy, and I've never found anything better for bratwurst or sandwiches. And no one from outside the Midwest has ever heard of it.
 
What are some of your favorite lesser-known condiments?  Not famous stuff like Duke's mayo.
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:Favorite regional condiments? Sun, 06/16/13 9:32 PM (permalink)
    <<<Hoboken>>> Eddie's is a line of sauces that are local and fantastic! Including BBQ sauce!

    Oh wait a minute... BBQ sauce from <<<Hoboken>>> NJ?

    BEST overall BBQ sauce...IN THE LAND! BEST steak sauce as well!

    http://zestfest2011.com/f...food-challenge-winners

    Street cred in the condiment aisle!
    <message edited by CCinNJ on Sun, 06/16/13 9:56 PM>
     
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      kaszeta

      Re:Favorite regional condiments? Sun, 06/16/13 10:42 PM (permalink)
      I really like Chicago-style giardinera and sport peppers.  Both are rather hard to find around here (well, I can order them online for exorbitant prices).  I have a tendency to pick them up when traveling through Midway airport from Gold Coast, who sells that at only moderately marked up prices.
       
       
       
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        mar52

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        Re:Favorite regional condiments? Mon, 06/17/13 2:18 AM (permalink)
        Sriracha but it's made its way all over the country.
         
        Tapatio Hot Sauce
         
         
         
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          SeamusD

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          Re:Favorite regional condiments? Mon, 06/17/13 9:54 AM (permalink)
          I get the huge bottles of Tapatio for around $2.00 at the Walmart here in NY, it goes on just about anything.
           
          I think these are regional here, Sal's Sassy Sauce and Snuffy's Sauce. Sal's is a honey mustard sauce that a lot of chicken places serve, and Snuffy's is like a spicy ketchup honey sauce. I haven't seen either outside of central/western NY, both are really good.
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Favorite regional condiments? Mon, 06/17/13 5:43 PM (permalink)
            The condiment of choice out in the Southwest comes in some form of the Salsa/Pico/ Red or Green Hot Sauce family.
             
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              CCinNJ

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              Re:Favorite regional condiments? Mon, 06/17/13 5:56 PM (permalink)
              Sabrett...onions in sauce made by/for Sabrett hot dogs....



               
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                lleechef

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                Re:Favorite regional condiments? Mon, 06/17/13 5:58 PM (permalink)
                Schmidt's Sausage Haus in Columbus makes their own horseradish that packs a punch.  They also make their own spicy brown mustard.  But their Bahama Mamas are to die for!! 
                 
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                  CajunKing

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                  Re:Favorite regional condiments? Tue, 06/18/13 5:10 PM (permalink)
                  Ed's Red Hot Sauce - Made in the Florida Panhandle and is on most every table in the panhandle.
                   
                  Good on oysters to steak to fish to fries to.....
                   
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                    BelleReve

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                    Re:Favorite regional condiments? Wed, 06/19/13 7:00 PM (permalink)
                    Zatarain's Creole mustard - Looks a lot like Ketteract's Boetje's sauce.
                     
                    CajunChef whole jalapenos - this company out of St. Martinville, LA makes several products, but these peppers are great for appetizers, larger than most, and crisp.  We slice lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and trim the woodier parts of the membrane.  I stuff with shrimp salad, but anything would work - egg, chicken, tuna salad, etc. 
                     
                    Zatarain's concentrated crab and shrimp boil
                     
                    Blue Plate mayonaise - it's made here, but may not count as regional, as I saw a mayo taste testing on America's Test Kitchen and it was their #1 pick.
                     
                     
                     
                     
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                      Ketteract

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                      Re:Favorite regional condiments? Thu, 09/26/13 4:01 PM (permalink)
                      I had some Boetje's mustard (and Sterzing's chips) recently shipped to me for my birthday, and today I shared them with my coworkers here in CT:
                       

                       
                      I expected the chips to be the main attraction, but the mustard stole the show. They immediately left for a Polish deli in New Britain, came back, and assembled this:
                       

                       
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                        mar52

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                        Re:Favorite regional condiments? Thu, 09/26/13 4:47 PM (permalink)
                        Great.  Now I have to go to a Polish Delicatessen.  I want some of that sausage!
                         
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                          MetroplexJim

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                          Re:Favorite regional condiments? Thu, 09/26/13 6:19 PM (permalink)
                          Cannot be found in Texas:
                           

                           
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                            Davebassman

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                            Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                
                             
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                              WarToad

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                              Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 10:52 AM (permalink)
                              Ketteract


                              I'm from eastern Iowa, and they have a mustard that's made just across the river in Rock Island, Illinois, called Boetje's:

                               



                              HA!  Another Iowa born boy here and Boetje's was in our fridge since my earliest memory, and when I go home to visit there's STILL a fresh jar in there everytime!
                               
                              If you like Boetje's, Ketteract, the Amana Colonies has a couple very solid mustards.
                              http://www.amanashops.com/product/amana-german-mustard/condiment-favorites
                              http://www.amanashops.com/product/hot-and-sharp-german-mustard/mustards-and-condiments
                              http://www.amanashops.com/product/horseradish-mustard/mustards-and-condiments
                              (My Dad's side of the family have long been a part of the Amanas.  I bet I've eaten at the Ox Yoke Inn a hundred+ times.))
                               
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                                ScreamingChicken

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                                Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 11:07 AM (permalink)
                                Mmmm...Boetje's! I can get that here but not Sterzing's chips. I see that the label has changed, too.
                                 
                                I'm not sure how widely it's available retail but Farmers Horseradish from Detroit's Brede Foods is good stuff.
                                 
                                WarToad


                                HA!  Another Iowa born boy here and Boetje's was in our fridge since my earliest memory, and when I go home to visit there's STILL a fresh jar in there everytime!
                                So is the fridge Harvest Gold or Avocado?
                                 
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                                  WarToad

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                                  Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 11:14 AM (permalink)
                                  ScreamingChicken


                                  So is the fridge Harvest Gold or Avocado?

                                  It was an odd nut brown fridge that held on waaaay into the 1980s before it made it's exit. 
                                   
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                                    MetroplexJim

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                                    Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 11:41 AM (permalink)
                                    WarToad


                                    ScreamingChicken


                                    So is the fridge Harvest Gold or Avocado?

                                    It was an odd nut brown fridge that held on waaaay into the 1980s before it made it's exit. 


                                    I believe the proper term for that particular color was/is "Toast".
                                     
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                                      Ketteract

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                                      Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 12:10 PM (permalink)
                                      WarToad

                                      HA!  Another Iowa born boy here and Boetje's was in our fridge since my earliest memory, and when I go home to visit there's STILL a fresh jar in there everytime!

                                      If you like Boetje's, Ketteract, the Amana Colonies has a couple very solid mustards.
                                      http://www.amanashops.com/product/amana-german-mustard/condiment-favorites
                                      http://www.amanashops.com/product/hot-and-sharp-german-mustard/mustards-and-condiments
                                      http://www.amanashops.com/product/horseradish-mustard/mustards-and-condiments
                                      (My Dad's side of the family have long been a part of the Amanas.  I bet I've eaten at the Ox Yoke Inn a hundred+ times.))

                                      Coincidentally, I have a friend moving up this weekend and he opted to bring some Amana mustard, along with the (more) Boetje's and Sterzing's that I also requested.  I'm sure I had Amana mustard at some point in my youth, but I've long forgotten what any of it was like so it'll be just like new.  :)
                                       
                                      Today I have expanded my offerings:
                                       

                                       
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                                        Treetop Tom

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                                        Re:Favorite regional condiments? Fri, 09/27/13 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                        Tiger Sauce (horseradish mayo) with pit beef sandwiches around Baltimore.  Tulkoff makes a good version here in Baltimore you can find at a few stores.
                                         
                                        Mumbo Sauce (kind of a mix between a red BBQ sauce and sweet & sour sauce) with chicken wings, fries and fried rice at Chinese/Korean-run carryouts around Washington, DC.  Not sure it originated in DC, but it is the condiment of choice.
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                                          Ketteract

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                                          Re:Favorite regional condiments? Sun, 10/13/13 10:00 AM (permalink)
                                          MetroplexJim


                                          Cannot be found in Texas:



                                          I believe they also made a hot dog relish as well.  Heinz seems to make a lot of things that are impossible to find on all but like 1% of the planet.  Like this stuff:
                                           

                                           
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