Scald and scrape two pounds tripe and cut into inch squares. Take big
kitchen spoon of drippings and put in four large onions quartered and
three small cloves of garlic cut up very fine. Let steam, but not brown.
When onions begin to cook, put in tripe and steam half an hour. Then
cover tripe with water and let cook slowly three hours. Boil a few
potatoes and cut in dice shapes and add to it. Half an hour before
serving, add the following, after taking off as
uch fat from the tripe
as possible: Three tablespoons of flour thinned with little water; add
catsup, paprika, ginger, and one teaspoon of salt. It should all be
quite thick, like paste, when cooked.
Lay the fresh tongue in cold water for a couple of hours and then put it
on to boil in enough water to barely cover it, adding salt. Boil until
tender. To ascertain when tender run a fork through the thickest part. A
good rule is to boil it, closely covered, from three to four hours
steadily. Pare off the thick skin which covers the tongue, cut into even
slices, sprinkle a little fine salt over each piece and then prepare the
following sauce: Put one tablespoon of drippings in a kettle or spider
(goose fat is very good). Cut up an onion in it, add a tablespoon of
flour and stir, adding gradually about a pint of the liquor in which the
tongue was boiled. Cut up a lemon in slices, remove the seeds, and add
two dozen raisins, a few pounded almonds, a stick of cinnamon and a few
cloves. Sweeten with four tablespoons of brown sugar in which you have
put one-half teaspoon of ground cinnamon, one tablespoon of molasses and
two tablespoons of vinegar. Let this boil, lay in the slices of tongue
and boil up for a few minutes.