“This recipe is from a NYTimes article; "adapted from Elisabeth Bourgeois of Le Mas de Tourteron restaurant." After my hubby has declared on many occasions that he would "never even THINK about eating Tongue," I made this for my daughter and myself. It didn't look anything like Tongue, so I fibbed and said to hubby that it was a veal roast. He actually WANTED it when he saw the incredible presentation, and when he tried it, he RANTED and RAVED for an hour, saying multiple times that I had to make that again. It was very hard for me to keep from smirking. :) Let's keep this between us, eh? I'd like to continue feeding this to my family as a "veal roast" for years to come!”
12hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large crock pot, add 4 qts water. add tongue and cook on high for a couple hours. remove tongue and throw out water.
  2. Now add 4 qts of fresh water, carrot, onion pierced with cloves, celery, leek, orange peel, vinegar, bay leaves, thyme, peppercorns, salt, tongue, and cook on low 8-10 hours.
  3. Before tongue finishes cooking, melt butter in a saute pan. Add flour, stirring to make a roux. add about 1 cup tongue cooking water, the tomato, wine, remaining vinegar, capers and a little salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes over a low heat, until sauce reduces a bit. adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When tongue is done, remove, and peel skin with point of a knife. Then cut tongue on a diagonal in slices about 1/4 inch thick and arrange on serving platter. Pour sauce over slices and sprinkle with parsley.
  5. [If you don't have a crock pot, the same recipe can be made by cooking in a large pot on the stove. First boil for 20 minutes, then with fresh water, boil then simmer for 2 hours.].

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