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The tripe chronicles - read 'em & yawn

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

My interest in tripe seems to be paying off pretty well. Today I discover that once it's cooked, it shreds up quite well in my food chopper. Now I gotta decide what to try shredded tripe in. One obvious thing is, just disguising it, to serve it in dishes to non-paleo friends without awkward questions. Although, I've noticed that some honeycomb tripe looks like morrel mushroom, so I could says it's morrels if I want to fib that much. Do I sound too deceitful? Am I a shifty bastard, or what?

What's worse, yesterday I discovered that the broth you get from slow-cooking the tripe, the stuff you're supposed to drain off and throw away, it's perfect for thickening up your hot apple cider (with cinnamon and butter too). I use the Alpine sugar-free cider powder, so I can make it with pure tripe water. Boy, does that hit the spot! A couple cups of that, you don't need a meal! So now I am sorely tempted to serve some of my tripe cider to unsuspecting friends, see what they think of it.

I need some corroboration, though. Are my taste buds tricking me, or is tripe truly favorless enough to go undiscovered by my potential "victims?" Because, to me, it has no flavor at all, it's like bland pasta, goes with anything.

Am I correct? Can I trust my tastebuds?

6e37f170409bc1b100c880c57508c5fd

on December 15, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Oh, flavorless 'cause it's been bleached to hell and back. The doggie tripe smells horrible and is generally fed outdoors! I would not feed either to my worst enemy.

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:56 AM

Pizza cutter? Something like this? http://fantes.com/images/3661pasta_cutters.jpg

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on December 14, 2011
at 10:53 PM

I don't know, I think I'd want the green stuff: wash the gooey grass off of it, but leave the bacteria. My preference is entirely based on its nutritive value for dogs. I'd love to get my hands on some fresh tripe. I'll have to ask my farmer when I see him this weekend.

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on December 14, 2011
at 10:08 PM

How would I cut it? One of them tinny spaghetti cutters? That couldn't handle it

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on December 14, 2011
at 10:04 PM

There's three kinds I can get, all white or beige. One of the white varieties is called "scalded" tripe. The other two are both just labeled as honeycomb tripe. I thought maybe the white color was merely due to being feedlot-fed, like fat in other meats. I'd be hesitant with something green. Are you sure it was cleaned? Maybe it was Davinci-style (not a reference to the Mona Lisa - think of another painting). Oh well, I guess I'd eat that too. It's okay, I'm paleo now!

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on December 14, 2011
at 09:39 PM

Are you talking about bleached tripe or the green stuff? I've only found bleached tripe at the grocery store. I can buy the green stuff canned or frozen, but only dog-food grade. At a Polish restaurant I had the bliss of eating tripe soup, made with the green stuff. I'm not sure if it was fresh, frozen, or canned, but the soup itself was very tasty. I don't even bother with the bleached tripe: it's missing all the good stuff!

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on December 14, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Are you talking about bleached tripe or the green stuff? I've only found bleached tripe at the grocery store. I can buy the green stuff, but only dog-food grade. At a Polish restaurant I had the bliss of eating tripe soup, made with the green stuff. I'm not sure if it was fresh, frozen, or canned, but the soup itself was very tasty. I don't even bother with the bleached tripe: it's missing all the good stuff!

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6e37f170409bc1b100c880c57508c5fd

on December 15, 2011
at 02:34 AM

By law, in the US, the stores can only sell bleached tripe as far as I know. I feed my dog the green stuff and can only buy it as a dog item, sold as Not For Human Consumption! I would not be eating store bleached tripe or doggie tripe. Time to move on to other animal parts me thinks.

6e37f170409bc1b100c880c57508c5fd

on December 15, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Oh, flavorless 'cause it's been bleached to hell and back. The doggie tripe smells horrible and is generally fed outdoors! I would not feed either to my worst enemy.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 14, 2011
at 09:33 PM

I hate the stuff, can't stand the smell of it, so it's not flavorless to me. But wanted to add, why not cut it into long thin strips so it looks like angel hair pasta, and cover it in a meat sauce?

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on December 14, 2011
at 10:08 PM

How would I cut it? One of them tinny spaghetti cutters? That couldn't handle it

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on December 15, 2011
at 12:56 AM

Pizza cutter? Something like this? http://fantes.com/images/3661pasta_cutters.jpg

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