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German Tongue With Raisin Sauce

Yield 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 (2- to 2 1/2-pound) beef tongue
  • 2 stalks celery, halved
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins

How to Make It

  1. Scrub tongue with a stiff brush; rinse well with cold water. Place tongue in a large Dutch oven. Add celery, onion, salt, and water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 3 1/2 hours or until tender.

  2. Remove tongue from broth, and plunge into cold water. Strain broth, reserving 1 1/2 cups. Remove and discard skin from tongue. Cut tongue into 1/4- inch-thick slices.

  3. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, and stir until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add reserved broth; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Add vinegar, sugar, and raisins; cook 5 minutes.

  4. Add sliced tongue; cook an additional 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Transfer tongue to a warm serving dish. Pour raisin sauce over tongue to serve.

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