This recipe was inspired by my sister, who lives in a very rural area and is a lot better than me at being a true locavore and eating seasonally. She happened to mention that while a lot of cuts of meat are either unavailable or way too expensive this time of year, she can easily obtain beef tongues and asked me if I had any idea what to do with them.
Simple Roasted Beef Tongue
2 Beef Tongues
1 Onion, roughly chopped
1/2 c Lard or Rendered Fat
3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Bring a large stockpot of water to boil. Add fat, onion, and spices.
Rinse tongues and add to water.
Reduce to medium heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Carefully remove tongues from liquid and remove the outer layer (all the gristle, skin, and taste buds).
Cut each tongue into slices and arrange on a baking dish. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Enjoy! We had ours last night with garlic-roasted sweet potatoes. Fabulous!