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How to make tripe and onions:
A very famous Northern England dish. Definitely not for the squeamish!
1lb dressed tripe
pepper and salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 pint milk
2 large onions, peeled and chopped
sprig of parsley
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- Wash the tripe and cover with cold water in a saucepan.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and pour away the water.
- Put the tripe into a clean saucepan and add the milk and onions.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer for 2 hours over a very low heat.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat and add the flour.
- Then add the milk from the tripe and make a white sauce.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the tripe (and onions if liked) to the sauce and reheat.
- Serve garnished with parsley.
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Roughly chop onions and fry gently in plenty of butter until soft. Cut tripe into cubes and put a few good honeycomb pieces on one side.
Add a bit of water to pan and add tripe.
Cook gently for a few minutes.
Remove from heat and add milk and flour. Whisk the flour into the milk so no lumps.
Simmer gently until thick stirring.
Meanwhile fill the honeycombs with vinegar and sprinkle with white pepper.
With a fork or, dont let your mum see, with a knife pick each piece up and eat while stirring.
Makes brilliant salads eaten like this.
Dont let the pan boil or start to go thin.
Add as much white pepper as you want, more in winter.
Serve in a deep bowl and eat with loads of bread and butter for dipping, this is why i make a lot of juice.
As previously said add parsley or even try grated cheddar.
Tripe can be bought in booths supermarkets and I've seen it sometimes in Sainsburys
You can buy tripe at MORRISONS supermarket in the fresh meat counter or display.
I'm having Tripe with onions tonight and add a good pinch of sage at the start. No need to use a seperate white sauce when a little Arrowroot in water will thicken the milk in seconds, It is tasteless and far better than cornflower. Mix a couple of heaped teaspoons full with a shotglass full of water (about 3 tablespoons full) and add it to the cooked mixture 30 seconds before serving, it thickens in seconds. It tends to settle so stir it immediately befor adding it to the mixture
Serve with mashed potatoes and some feresh peas out of the pod. Tripe is available from Morrisons Supermarkets although you may have to ask for it to be ordered for you, if your in the south of England.
My Mum used to make Tripe in Parsley Sauce (Onions) when I was a lot younger and although I have tried to cook it twice with not too bad results it just has not come up to her standards. So if any Aussies out there have an old recipe I would be very grateful. WOW Tripe just rocks the senses.
I have been eating tripe and onions since I was a toddler, (over half a century). I first check the tripe for any lingering fat in the folds then cut it up and, with the onions, add it to the milk. I have tried the boiling in water but find it takes away too much flavour. Serve with plenty of groung black pepper and malt vinegar.
Where can I buy tripe in Basingstoke?
Is it possible to buy tripe online?
I cannot find any retailer who sells tripe in this area. Is there anyone who provides a mail order servie for this commodity?
Best recipe EVER! I just tried it and was in Tripe heaven. Here in South Africa, it's a very old tradition to eat tripe and onions. Thank goodness we get clean tripe in most of our supermarkets. All I can say is WOW!
Forget the calories and enjoy and this is the best recipe (above), it's the one passed down from my grandmother, from West Hartlepool, Co Durham. Trying to get Canadians interested is not easy, both my son and daughter carry on the tradition, and I am making some today.
Malcolm: I have bought tripe in West Sussex this morning. At Arundel Butchers. Matt, the manager, is another tripe enthusiast, Pity that the South has never liked unbleached tripe though.
Where can I buy tripe in West Sussex or London??
I have found one site that says tripe has no cholesterol but others say it is very high in cholesterol. Check some nutrition sites and see what you think. Tripe has about 91 calories per 100g and really the only place you would be able to get it would be at a butcher's shop.
Hi I just watched Rick Stein on the BBC channel and he spoke to someone who said that Dressed Tripe has no cholesterol and no calories. Is this true and where can I buy it in the states.