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French Kiss

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Ingredients
  Beef tongue 1 Medium (Fresh)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Bacon slices 5 , chopped
  Onions 3 Medium, chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Lemon 1 (Only Peel)
  Peppercorns 3
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Gingersnap crumbs 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), rolled
  Prunes 6 , cooked
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), blanched, sliced
Directions

MAKING
1. In large saucepan, place beef tongue and cover with water.
2. Add 1 tablespoon salt and simmer for about 2 hours until tender.
3. Once done, remove the beef tongue and let it cool enough to remove the skin and all hard parts.
4. While the beef is cooling, prepare the sauce.
5. In a heavy skillet, fry bacon and onion for 10 minutes.
6. Add bay leaf, lemon peel and peppercorns; fry for another 5 minutes.
7. Strain the tongue stock and add about 1 quart to the skillet.
8. Stir in vinegar, sugar, gingersnap crumbs and prunes; simmer for another 15 minutes.
9. Taste the sauce and add more sugar or vinegar according to taste.
10. Stir in raisins and almonds.
11. Slice the beef tongue

SERVING
12. In a heatproof serving dish, place the sliced tongue.
13. Top with enough sauce to cover.
14. Reheat before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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