Recently, I tried something I never thought I would... I cooked and ate cow tongue! To my surprise, it was actually good! Like, I-had-seconds-good!
Here's what I did:
Asked the butcher to save the tongue from our cow. Left the tongue in the deep freezer for months while working up courage. Took a deep breath, and thawed it out.
The real recipe:
Wash tongue. Cover tongue with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt for each quart of water and slow cook for 8 hours. For additional flavor add 1 onion sliced, 1 clove garlic, peppercorns and a bay leaf.
Remove skin and roots from tongue. Shred tongue meat.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast iron skillet; cook and stir beef tongue, 5-10 minutes. Add BBQ sauce.
Serve this in tacos with chopped onion, tomato, cilantro, and wedges of lime.
Go ahead, surprise yourself!