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Old 05-06-2005, 08:12 AM   #1
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Need a fast answer - What's the best way to peel tongue...

Need a fast answer - leaving for the butcher shop in about half an hour to pick up oxtail, roasts, etc. I love tongue, and the shop has good tongue, but my mother doesn't plan on buying much becasue she has difficulty peeling it. Anyone have tips for peeling tongue?

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Old 05-10-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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Otter - my answer, apparently like everyone else's is um - no. I feel like there is a really good punchline that is trying really hard to surface in my brain but it's just not happening. I didn't even know you had to peel the things. See, I can't even say what it is!!!!! I'd probably eat it though and love it.
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
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Otter - my answer, apparently like everyone else's is um - no. I feel like there is a really good punchline that is trying really hard to surface in my brain but it's just not happening. I didn't even know you had to peel the things. See, I can't even say what it is!!!!! I'd probably eat it though and love it.
I'm going to try the next time she prepares it - I have much sharper knives. It's really great when pressure cooked.
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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I remember my grandmother boiling it first, then peeling it.
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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I remember my grandmother boiling it first, then peeling it.
I remember seeing Mario do it like that, too. I've never cooked it, just had it in a deli once.
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Why is it that every time I see this thread I get a funny feeling in my mouth? It's kinda like I'm making sure my tounge is still attached.


I've never had tounge but would be willing to try it as long as I'm not told what it is until after I eat it.
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Old 05-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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Old style delis sold it as a coldcut. Sliced thin on a roll with mustard it was quite tasty. You'd never know what it was.

I've never had it as a hot dish.
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:30 PM   #8
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Paul walks around with his stuck out more now that he is getting older..I threaten to cut it off..
All his family does that. I think it is a family trait.

I pressure cooked one (not his..) one time Many many years ago for him..notice I said one?
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:43 AM   #9
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Tongue is excellent, and once it's peeled you'd be hard pressed to tell it from regular beef. I can't recall for sure, as it's been awhile since I've had any, but it seems you skin it after it's cooked.
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:28 AM   #10
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Tongue is excellent, and once it's peeled you'd be hard pressed to tell it from regular beef. I can't recall for sure, as it's been awhile since I've had any, but it seems you skin it after it's cooked.
Someone recommended that in the past. She found it more difficult to do after cooking than before cooking. I have a really good flexible boning knife that I'm going to try on it.
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