French Kiss Recipe


Cooking Time2 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings3
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Beef tongue1 Medium (Fresh)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Bacon slices5 , chopped
 Onions3 Medium, chopped
 Bay leaf1
 Lemon1 (Only Peel)
 Vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Sugar2 Tablespoon
 Gingersnap crumbs2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), rolled
 Prunes6 , cooked
 Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Almonds1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), blanched, sliced


1. In large saucepan, place beef tongue and cover with water.
2. Add 1 tablespoon salt and simmer for about 2 hours until tender.
3. Once done, remove the beef tongue and let it cool enough to remove the skin and all hard parts.
4. While the beef is cooling, prepare the sauce.
5. In a heavy skillet, fry bacon and onion for 10 minutes.
6. Add bay leaf, lemon peel and peppercorns; fry for another 5 minutes.
7. Strain the tongue stock and add about 1 quart to the skillet.
8. Stir in vinegar, sugar, gingersnap crumbs and prunes; simmer for another 15 minutes.
9. Taste the sauce and add more sugar or vinegar according to taste.
10. Stir in raisins and almonds.
11. Slice the beef tongue

12. In a heatproof serving dish, place the sliced tongue.
13. Top with enough sauce to cover.
14. Reheat before serving.