I've been enjoying beef tongue all my life and it was not a big deal to me as a child. After boiling it and skinning it, Mama would slice it in a 9X13 and layer it with sliced cooked potatoes, and cooked spinach, topped with a delicious horseradish gravy made from the highly spiced boiling liquid. It was delicious
When I was a new bride (50 yrs ago) I thought I could cut the corners of the long cooking time with a new pressure cooker as a wedding gift. That was a total disaster..nobody wants a bloody tongue. agghhh...no, no, no!!
Flash forward several years, I was boiling a tongue on the stove, with a pot of potato's on the side, when we had unexpected visitors at dinner time. He lifted the lid on the big pot, slammed it back down and asked if the balls were in the smaller pot.
They didn't stay for dinner.