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What is the best method for simmering tripe?

I made Pasquino's Trippa alla Romana for Father's Day. The recipe is fairly straight forward, but the tripe never became fully tender. This may have been because the pot was not covered for the first hour I was simmering it... What does it take to make true tender tripe? Could it have been the cooking method, the tripe itself or something else...

asked by Chris D. about 6 years ago
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added about 6 years ago

The only time I have cooked tripe was classical French when I was a commis at a Swiss restaurant so many years ago. I was taught to cook it for about 10 -12 hours (overnight) to get it tender. . . .lid on, in the oven.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 6 years ago

The tripe should be completely covered with liquid, and covering the pot helps. It may have been that the cooking liquid reduced too much during that first hour.

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