Friday Serendipity

Here in Spokane, our wonderful newspaper, The Spokesman Review, revived Dorothy Dean and her recipes from the decades ago. Some look yummy, some look weird and none would qualify as fast food. Some I might try; some I never would.

Take this one: Curried Tongue.

1 #3 pound beef tongue; 6 cups water; 2 1/2 tsp salt; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1 cup celery, chopped; 2-4 tsp curry powder; 3 TB flour; 1/3 cup water. Wipe the beef tongue with a damp cloth and place in cooker covered with the water. Add the salt and cook on high heat until steaming and then reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours. Remove the tongue, skin the tongue and replace in the liquid with vegetables and curry powder. Make a gravy from broth, flour and water.

Do let me know if you’re brave enough (or desperate enough?) to try this.

6 comments on “Friday Serendipity

  1. Patty Olsen says:

    My families are old farming places. raising rodeo stock in Winner SD, OR FARMING IN Osage, WA., therefore I’ve eaten similar food.
    I like tongue smoked & sliced, fried chicken hearts, liver & gizzard, pork liver, baked heart, but never made it to sweetbreads, brain, tripe or kidney. They should have fed it to me when I was younger!

  2. Patty Olsen says:

    So sorry! Self correction isn’t always good. Osage, WY.And darn those caps!

    That’s when you want Charles & Donna to “fix it!”

  3. Roger Newman says:

    My mother cooked it all the time when I was a child. Hated it. She sliced it but we had to peel our own piece. Gross. And of course we had to eat it or you were at the table a long time till you did. Heart and Liver were often on the table. We had Beef Rinds that she made. Never had any of this gross stuff since I left home.

  4. Lora Rose says:

    No innards or parts not made of muscle, please. I worked in healthcare too long to get past the function of these edible delights of the past. I’ve had it too good as you can tell.

  5. Cynthia L. Fuerst says:

    My Dad loved tongue!!! Gave me a bite of is sandwich one day – wasn’t bad until he told me what it was!!!! Just the thought of it!!!!!!!!!! I love my Dad very much — but that was beyond my realm of understanding!!!!!

  6. Sue says:

    My mom used to fix beef tongue for my dad. She couldn’t eat it herself after she had to cook it. Actually, tongue sandwiches are really good and tender if you don’t think about what you are eating.

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