You must be wondering why I am sharing cow tongue cleaning procedure with you today of all things? Well, I went to my butchers at the abattoir recently and I saw a pile of tongues on the side.
People were coming in their numbers to buy every other thing but the tongue and some offal on show. It then occurred to me that people don’t buy them because of how tedious it is to clean it. Trust me, it can be very tricky cleaning cow tongue but I have found a way of doing it without wasting my gas and precious time.
Growing up and I am sure many Nigerians/Africans reading this will testify to it, our parents don’t dilly dally in the kitchen and yet they come up with the best of the best. Where am I going here? lol, I can’t cook cow tongue for over an hour or two because I want to clean it.
Cow tongue is very tasty and juicy, you can use it in any meal, many Nigerian soups, sandwiches and it works well on its own as well. No matter how long you decide to cook cow tongue for, the taste can never be compromised unlike some other parts of beef. Cleaning cow tongue can take between 20 minutes to 4 hours. I choose the first. I haven’t got all day to spend in the kitchen please.
Note: Cut cow tongue into steak to make it easier to clean
What you will need
Cow tongue (obviously lol)
Add cow tongue, salt and hot water to a bowl, place on a medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.
The outer layer would toughen once its in the water do not fret
Take it out of the hot water and peel the white thick layer off the tongue.
Now truth be told some of the white tough skin can be stubborn to peel, like in the image below simply get a sharp knife and scrape till clean. Repeat this process till you have exhausted the tongue steak.
Place the cleaned tongue in a bowl and rinse till clean.
Cow tongue is ready to use but not ready to eat. Cleaned cow tongue can be placed in the freezer for up to 3 months. Use up as desired
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