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Beef Tongue - Mmmm!


I clearly recall the time I sat down to dinner with my first husband's farm family and discovered that the meat on the serving platter was quite unmistakably a large tongue. 

 
Needless to say, they were quite bemused by my look of horror as I worked to hold my gag reflex in check.  However, being a good sport I consented to trying a piece, and I discovered that it is some of the most tender, tasty beef you can imagine! 


Like with most "gross" foods, it is much more palatable if you don't know what you are eating. I later learned that it is usually presented already sliced, vastly improving the appearance, but they left it whole at my husband's request just to see how I would respond.  UGH!

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14 comments:

  1. My mom cooked tongue and tried to pass it off as ham. She did that with liver and steak. Yuck, yuck and Yuck.

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    1. Why do mothers try things like this, yet they never tried to convince us that brownies were for breakfast! LOL :-)

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  2. I just remember the show All in the Family when Archie refuse to eat beef tongue because it came from the mouth of an animal. So he turned to Edith and told her to make him an egg

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    1. Archie Bunker was my Father's all time favorite, he loved that show. Yes, I can see this dialog taking place between him and Edith! ROFL

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  3. Sometimes it's nice having the build-in excuse of being vegetarian.

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    1. Very true, Mimi, if only they hadn't known by that time that I wasn't one. ;-)

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  4. Umm...no, thank you. Bite your tongue.

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    1. Certainly not a very appealing idea, Annie. I just can't bring myself to buy one at the grocery store, it looks too gross! "Bite your tongue"... very clever response, you made me laugh! :-)

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    1. Truly it is delicious Gail, and follows with the concept of nothing going to waste, just please give it to me already cooked and sliced! :-)

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  6. I wouldn't be able to try it. My husband's father was always trying to sneak venison into things to get me to eat it- yuck.

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    1. I definitely don't want to be tricked into eating things. I will try almost anything once, if it looks appealing and smells good. I will not try crawfish, I cannot pull the heads of things to eat them, I don't care how good they taste! Double yuck!!

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  7. Delicious! I eat anything and everything no matter how unpalatable it appears. I won't mention some of the things I ate in China last year for fear of making some of your more sensitive readers feeling ill!

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  8. Ah, the farm. I had to eat all those parts that most people have never heard of. Most of the time I didn't know what they were so that was good. I am not sure I could do it now....

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