How to Cook Cow Tongue in a Crock Pot (Lengua)

How to cook tongue in a slow cooker

Language selection rules


The choice of beef tongue is of great importance. In no case do not purchase this by-product in an unorganized place of trade, try to buy it only in the markets and shops where products that have received a veterinary certificate are sold.
The optimal colors of fresh beef tongue are pinkish or slightly lilac, and evenly gray coloring indicates far from fresh product. It is possible to determine the quality of a language by its meaty smell, unlike other extraneous and unusual “flavors”. If possible, press on the packaged product with your finger: in a fresh beef tongue, the resulting dent should disappear quickly, but too much softness again speaks of the long storage and repeated freezing of the by-product.

Cooking language in a slow cooker


Cooking time of a standard-sized beef tongue in a slow cooker averages about 2.5-3 hours in the Cooking mode.It will turn out better and tastier if you add some vegetables to it - a carrot or a couple of onions, as well as traditional salt, pepper or other seasonings to your liking.
Rinse thoroughly before placing the tongue in the multicooker container. Do not begin to cook it frozen and do not defrost at room temperature, but leave it in the fridge overnight. So the product will retain juiciness and softness. In the same container you also need to put vegetables and cover the tongue with a lid.
The exact time of cooking beef tongue depends entirely on its size and can reach up to 3.5-4 hours. Spices in any case should not be placed in a multicooker container immediately, as they quickly give up their taste and smell, which will evaporate in the future. The optimal time to add them is 30-40 minutes before the end of preparation, and salt - 15-20 minutes. Excellent complement the taste of boiled beef tongue and added to the slow cooker at the cooking stage celery and cloves of garlic.
Determine the readiness of the product is quite simple: you need to pierce the tip of the tongue with a knife or toothbrush. If they easily entered the pulp - it is ready.In no case should not leave the tongue in the water at the end of the preparation, it should be immediately removed and rinsed in cold water, which will contribute to further simple and quick removal of the skin. With the latter also should not be delayed, otherwise the skin will simply harden.

The easiest and fastest recipe for boiled tongue salad


The longest preparation of this dish is to cook the tongue itself. Similarly, you need to prepare a couple of eggs and one medium-sized potato, as well as the following ingredients - 3-4 small pickled cucumbers, 150-200 grams of pickled champignons, a little sour cream or yogurt for dressing, as well as fresh greens.
Ingredients are ground, cut or rubbed according to your preference and mixed with sour cream. Salting the salad is not necessary, as the salinity will give him cucumbers and mushrooms. Then the dish is nice to decorate with several sprigs of greenery.

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