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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Also, I am cooking tripe tonight for the first time for some of my more adventurous friends. Is there anything I should know about cooking it? I was going to boil it until tender, slice it, sautÃ[​IMG] with onions and garlic, then simmer in tomato sauce.
     


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    I wish to procure a pigs' bladder and roast a chicken inside; those are harder to find. I will try out the kidney and report back.
    First of all, you don't roast on in a bladder, you poach it in there. Second, I believe the process is verboten in the US, and you don't just need a bladder, but a specially prepared one, so you are SOL. You can use a boiling bag or a vacuum sealed bag if you like. That is what restaurants use now in France, then they transfer it to a bladder and simmer a minute in there just to puff it. It's generally OK, but not my favorite preparation.
     


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    First of all, you don't roast on in a bladder, you poach it in there. Second, I believe the process is verboten in the US, and you don't just need a bladder, but a specially prepared one, so you are SOL. You can use a boiling bag or a vacuum sealed bag if you like. That is what restaurants use now in France, then they transfer it to a bladder and simmer a minute in there just to puff it. It's generally OK, but not my favorite preparation.

    Ah, that's right.

    What do you mean by specially prepared? My butcher is going to try to get me one.
     


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    Ah, that's right.

    What do you mean by specially prepared? My butcher is going to try to get me one.

    I mean that a vessie, a bigs bladder for cooking, is a specialized item. It needs to be treated so as to remove all of the flavor from the bladder, and also need to have no holes in it. I wouldn't even begin to try to use one in the US.
     


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    Also, I am cooking tripe tonight for the first time for some of my more adventurous friends. Is there anything I should know about cooking it? I was going to boil it until tender, slice it, sautÃ[​IMG] with onions and garlic, then simmer in tomato sauce.

    Are you getting it pre-cleaned?
    Cleaning it, then trimming it, then cooking it is a days-long process.
     


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    I mean that a vessie, a bigs bladder for cooking, is a specialized item. It needs to be treated so as to remove all of the flavor from the bladder, and also need to have no holes in it. I wouldn't even begin to try to use one in the US.
    Yeah. He get's whole pigs, but they never come with the bladder, for whatever reason. Why wouldn't you dare use an American vessie? What makes French ones superior? These are Berkshire hogs he uses.
    Are you getting it pre-cleaned? Cleaning it, then trimming it, then cooking it is a days-long process.
    It's been cleaned. I am going to boil it for a few hours, until tender. How long would that generally take for two pounds worth?
     


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    Yeah. He get's whole pigs, but they never come with the bladder, for whatever reason. Why wouldn't you dare use an American vessie? What makes French ones superior? These are Berkshire hogs he uses. It's been cleaned. I am going to boil it for a few hours, until tender. How long would that generally take for two pounds worth?
    JFC, dude. I just told you. I would want one prepared for cooking by somebody who knows what he is doing. I don't care if it was Oliver Cromwell's personal fucking pig.
     


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    [​IMG] It has a very distinct odor. Almost like vinegar. Is that what they use to clean it?
     


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    [​IMG] It has a very distinct odor. Almost like vinegar. Is that what they use to clean it?
    No, that is the smell of piss, probably.
     


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    JFC, dude. I just told you. I would want one prepared for cooking by somebody who knows what he is doing. I don't care if it was Oliver Cromwell's personal fucking pig.
    Sheez...okay. Who pissed on your poussin?
     


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    do it right else urine trouble [​IMG]
     


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    JFC, dude. I just told you. I would want one prepared for cooking by somebody who knows what he is doing. I don't care if it was Oliver Cromwell's personal fucking pig.

    Well, we'd have to be talkin' about one one charming muthafuckin pig, I mean he'd have to be ten times more charming than that Arnold on Green Acres.
     


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    and hopfully not fed a diet that included asparagus. Or coffee.
     


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    and hopfully not fed a diet that included asparagus. Or coffee.

    what do they feed bellota ham, nothing but walnuts?
     


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    No, that is the smell of piss, probably.
    Well, is it not supposed to have that smell? I'm boiling it with white vinegar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and water.
     


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