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    Quote Originally Posted by peril View Post
    The cooking liquid will have been full of nutrients. Don't waste it
    I ended up tossing the liquid. I debated for a little while whether I should keep it or not. I didn't scrub the tongue before I cooked it that well. It just seemed like it wouldn't be good to use the broth. Next time I'll keep it.

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    OK, you've inspired me! I dug out the beef tongue thats been sitting at the bottom of the freezer for probably too long now, and let it thaw out over night. This morning I rinsed it off, and popped it into the slow cooker while I'm at work.

    I'm very keen to see how it turns out. My husband looked a little concerned when I pulled it out of the freezer so he may require a little convincing tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzielou View Post
    OK, you've inspired me! I dug out the beef tongue thats been sitting at the bottom of the freezer for probably too long now, and let it thaw out over night. This morning I rinsed it off, and popped it into the slow cooker while I'm at work.

    I'm very keen to see how it turns out. My husband looked a little concerned when I pulled it out of the freezer so he may require a little convincing tonight!
    Awesome, let us know how it turns out

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    Just cut the taste buds off before serving it.
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    My first cow tongue experience? It was a moonless summer night and the crickets were chirping madly as I slipped around the corner of the barn near the hay-field. I was going to meet Katie Higgins and was breathless with anticipation. I heard a rustle, felt a warm figure loom up beside me in the darkness, turned expectantly to kiss her and--

    Scarred for life, I tell you.

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    But I guess I'll have to give it a[nother] try now I know how to braise & peel it...thanks for the thread!
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    Bought one on Monday and cooker it up overnight, slow cooker, 9 hours. As someone else said, I'm forever burning my fingers by peeling it before it cools! Into the frying pan with some tallow, chilli powder and chilli flakes. Lovely stuff and will be used to break my fast this afternoon.
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    Well, that was an interesting experiment!

    I think the tongue I had must have been treated in some way by the butcher. We bought half a beast some time ago, so the tongue was just bagged up and chucked into the freezer. The meat tasted quite salty, like a corned beef does, so I'm assuming that it was pickled (or whatever the correct term is). There didn't appear to be any liquid in the bag once defrosted, so I just rinsed and popped it into the crockpot with water, a slosh of vinegar and some pepper corns (I didn't even add any salt). Last night I peeled it, and then chopped it up into small cubes and then fried with some onions, garlic, worchester sauce.

    The kids came over while I was chopping it up and asked what was for tea, so I just told them 'beef', they each tried a cube and didn't really say anything. Then they both cleared their plates at dinner time! I can't get my son to eat chicken, yet he'll eat tongue? My question now is: when exactly should I tell them what they had for dinner (if at all)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzielou View Post
    My question now is: when exactly should I tell them what they had for dinner (if at all)?
    Immediately after the dinner ends, and they have said that they liked it.

    We just got a couple of cattlebeasts, so I see heart (steak) and kidney pies in our near future.
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    i've got beef heart cooling, that i will re-heat for tonight's dinner. with some tomato confit and cilantro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantare View Post
    My first cow tongue experience? It was a moonless summer night and the crickets were chirping madly as I slipped around the corner of the barn near the hay-field. I was going to meet Katie Higgins and was breathless with anticipation. I heard a rustle, felt a warm figure loom up beside me in the darkness, turned expectantly to kiss her and--

    Scarred for life, I tell you.

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    But I guess I'll have to give it a[nother] try now I know how to braise & peel it...thanks for the thread!

    Somebody beat me to it! I saw the title of this thread and knew I just had to post something along the lines of what you just did. I can't now of course - hahhahahahaha. Excellent. The primal humor.

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