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December 11, 2020

SALTED OX TONGUE

 Ingredients Ingredients  2 Ox Tongue weighing about 3 kgs  1 teaspoon saltpeter or lime salt 10 tablespoons table salt or […]

 Ingredients

Ingredients 

2 Ox Tongue weighing about 3 kgs 

1 teaspoon saltpeter or lime salt

10 tablespoons table salt or powdered rock salt

3 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons vinegar

6 tablespoons lime juice 

Mix the saltpeter (black salt / lime salt), table salt, sugar, lime juice and vinegar together. Rub this mixture on the Tongues and prick all over with a fork.

Keep in the fridge for 10 days turning it over and rubbing it well every day

On the 10th day boil in a suitable pan or pressure cooker with all the residue, 2 Bay Leaves, 6 or 7 cloves, 1 teaspoon pepper corns, 2 pieces of cinnamon  and a little water till soft.

Remove the white skin when cool and then cut into slices. 

Use as a filling for sandwiches 

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Article written by Bridget White-Kumar
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