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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody here save the tongue? The Meateater guys have had me thinking about it for awhile but I never had the guts to do it until this past weekend. A guy at camp shot a granny doe saturday evening to cap a wet and uneventful hunt so figured it was the time to give it a shot since we had a bunch of guys around. I was pleasantly surprised and will be saving all tongues from now on.

For those that do, what's your preferred cooking method?
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Does anybody here save the tongue? The Meateater guys have had me thinking about it for awhile but I never had the guts to do it until this past weekend. A guy at camp shot a granny doe saturday evening to cap a wet and uneventful hunt so figured it was the time to give it a shot since we had a bunch of guys around. I was pleasantly surprised and will be saving all tongues from now on.

For those that do, what's your preferred cooking method?
I saw that episode. I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. What's the taste like?
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I saw that episode. I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. What's the taste like?
It's pretty unique... My take was similar to a cross between chicken and pork. Kind of rubbery yet succulent. Not gamey or off-putting at all. If people had any complaints it generally seemed to be texture-based. We simmered it for 2.5 hours in water, sherry, soy, and some spices. At that point i removed the skin and was going to roast over the fire or sear but after sampling decided I liked it just how it was.

Now that I know how good the tongue and liver are I guess the next step is to try some pa mountain oysters.
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It's pretty unique... My take was similar to a cross between chicken and pork. Kind of rubbery yet succulent. Not gamey or off-putting at all. If people had any complaints it generally seemed to be texture-based. We simmered it for 2.5 hours in water, sherry, soy, and some spices. At that point i removed the skin and was going to roast over the fire or sear but after sampling decided I liked it just how it was.

Now that I know how good the tongue and liver are I guess the next step is to try some pa mountain oysters.
We just started using the liver.
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I've never had deer tongue but my cousin cooked some cow tongue last Christmas and I wasn't impressed....That being said I'm up for trying anything deer related at least once
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I never thought there was enough meat on a deer tongue to bother with with the work it takes to clean them up and skin them. I did use the tongue from my buffalo and after it was cooked with some spices and the skin cleaned off, I put it in the my smoker. It was delicious. However a lot bigger than a deer tongue.
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I had cow tongue once and was also not that impressed. There isn't much flavor, which after eating mostly venison for the last several years I think stands for the rest of the cow too. It can be a pain in the butt having to go through the long cooking process but some camps have a tradition of eating the heart right away, this is a great addition to that tradition and how we did it. Actually used some of the tongue stock in cooking the heart. You don't need much tongue to be satisfied, in my opinion. It's a solid hors d'oeuvre but will take a little extra to make a solid meal. Removing the tongue is a lot easier than I thought it would be so I plan on saving all my tongues now, and the tongues of every dead deer I can get donated to make something at the end of the season. I'm thinking sous vide tongue tacos, invite all the donors.
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I have had cow, moose, and buffalo tongue in the past, it was delicious. Good in tacos or cold for an awesome sandwich, sort of like super tender well-done roast beef. I made a pickled tongue once, that reminded me of super tender corned beef.

I never thought to bother with a deer tongue though.
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We love cow tongue! It is the most succulent "roast beef" I have ever had. But I grew up eating it, so I understand why some people may not eat it.
I have never tried deer tongue, but my boys and I plan on it, f we ever get to the woods to get one

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Beef tongue is delicious. But haven't had it since my mother.

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