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Pickled Beef Tongue

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  Beef tongue 1
  Onion 1 Medium
  Carrot 1
  Celery rib with leaves 2
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Peppercorns 8
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Apple cider vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Barely cover tongue with water, adding onion, carrot and celery and about 2 tea spoons of salt.
Simmer the tongue uncovered until it is tender, about 2 hours.
Cool tongue in water it was cooked in until you can handle it.
Skin and trim the tongue.
The tongue skins easily while warm but not if it gets cold.
Slice tongue thin, removing any veins in the upper part of the tongue.
I slice the large slices of the tongue in half and toward the tip of the tongue, I slice diagonal.
In a quart jar, alternate slices of tongue, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 tea spoon coarse ground red pepper, about 6 or 8 peppercorns, 1 clove of garlic and when jar is full, alternating about 3 or 4 times, pour cold apple cider vinegar over all, covering well.
Shake and refrigerate.
Make at least 24 hours before serving and it will keep indefinitely in the refrigerator.
Serve with plain salty crackers and home made mayonnaise.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Bridget E.'s picture
My husbands Grandmother made pickled tongue and tripe and heart when he was growing up and before she passed away she gave me a bunch of recipes but when I asked her about pickled tongue and tripe she told me honey I will not do that to you, you will not have to make that it is hard work and you would be making it all the time. So now I am boiling a tongue in the kitchen and looking up recipes for Pickled Tongue and Tripe. I have found a few recipes for pickled tongue but have not found any for pickled tripe. if you happen to have a recipe for pickled tripe I would appreciate it you you could post a recipe.
Pickled Beef Tongue Recipe