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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Chocolate Fry Sauce (AKA Chocolate Ketchup)

Unless you live in Hershey, PA, you probably haven't heard of Chocolate Ketchup, or as I call it, Chocolate Fry Sauce. Believe it or not, this concoction is actually a condiment that is served at the Hershey Lodge at Lebbie Lebkicher's restaurant.

I came across this oddity while browsing the archives of A'lil Country Sugar, who wrote that this ketchup is served at most restaurants in PA. I am a sucker for odd food combinations, especially when they don't require a bunch of hard to find ingredients. I like to keep it simple, the fewer ingredients the better. The only special note is that it must be Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup, the regular stuff won't be as tasty.

According to the The Hershey PA Cookbook, they use a ration of 4:1 for ketchup to chocolate, but the recipe I used a 1:1 ratio that I really enjoyed. It is a a hard flavor combination to describe, but I really enjoyed a twist on the same ol' boring ketchup. Ready for the recipe?

As you can see my syrup didn't turn out quite as dark as A'lil Country Sugar, but that was just fine with me. Next time around I can always add a bit more chocolate syrup to it.

Chocolate Fry Sauce
Makes one serving

1 Tbsp. Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup (I used my homemade dark chocolate syrup)
1 Tbsp. ketchup, your favorite brand

1. Mix ingredients and serve.

Source: A'lil Country Sugar


  1. Chocolate and ketchup? seriously? I have never heard of such a combination. I'm a little concerned. I would probably like it though, I'm odd like that!

  2. Sounds kinda weird but since I'm a chocoholic now I have to try it:)


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