An Open Letter To People Who Put Ketchup On Tamales
What is it with ketchup? Why do people do silly things with it that are absolutely disgusting-like putting it on scrambled eggs?! Oh, the horror! I'm from Chicago, but I'm not a hot dog snob-therefore I don't care if anyone puts ketchup on a hot dog. However, if you're planning a trip to the Windy City, stay away from that when you're out somewhere and try a Chicago Dog. They'll look at you like you've just escaped from prison, and you're on the run if they see you do it. You're welcome for the heads-up. It's also fine for burgers, french fries, and even brats if you wanna take it that far. But on TAMALES??!! NO SIR. I don't even care if it's the spicy ketchup from Whataburger. Keep it away from my tamales!
There are plenty of great toppings that DO go great on tamales: Tamale sauce, for example. Red chili sauce also comes to mind (similar to tamale sauce but spicier!). Then you have your pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, queso... TONS of choices. Ketchup should never be one of them. This summer, I've decided to make it my mission to try all of the food trucks that are always out on Lamesa and Big Spring Streets in Midland. I need some good suggestions for Odessa. I'll bet when I do-I won't find people putting ketchup on the tamales there. Comment below and tell us where the good food trucks are--and tell us what YOUR favorite thing is to either put on or eat with tamales. I'm hungry now. Gotta go!