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Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

Okay food experts, just been looking at Aligro's brochure. It's their Foire à la Viande and one of the things on offer is minced beef tripe (6.90 a kilo if anyone's interested). Now I've heard of tripe, though I've never eaten it, but I've never heard of it being minced. So what would you use it for? Stews, sauces, what?

They also have minced beef tripe à la milanaise at 13.90 a kilo which sounds even more odd as a food item.
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Old 01.03.2017, 14:44
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

Never seen minced.

We normally buy it whole or sliced (or canned) and add it to minestrone (tonight, for example) after frying for an hour or so (except the canned, which is ready to go).

It's also one of those things that are best cooked, and then left to rest a day or two (like chili or bolognese).

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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

I think you feed it to dogs.

It's kinda like somebody just defecated on a plate.
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

I think it is mostly used for pet food these days, but it used to be served at the Savoy restaurant many years ago. I remember we were doing a feature for the "Breakaway" radio show on the restaurant and one of the MPs came in for his weekly fix of tripe and onions.
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

Most likely in stripes. But also the Aligro Schlieren website says minced (Geschnezelt).

There seems to be various styles: Milanese, Fiorentina, Romana, Schafhausen, Zurich, Thurgau, Neuchatel

Here the Neuchatel variant which seems to be made from the whole tripes cut in larger pieces and served with two kind of sauces .
http://www.soleilneige.ch/?p=203

Never had it. In my neck of the wood the standard version in Restaurant is in a tomato sauce (a base variety of the Milano style ?) served with caraway seeds to taste. Never seen the other above mentioned varieties in a Restaurant. How sad, as they seem to be delicious.

Here some more recepies, unfortunately in German:
http://doazmol-rezepte.ch/archive/2494
http://grocceni.com/a/kuttel.html
http://www.wildeisen.ch/zutaten/kutteln
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Old 01.03.2017, 15:05
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

"Tripe de Boeuf Emincée" (from Aligro website) is NOT minced tripe, it is thinly sliced tripe, i.e. what we buy when we don't buy it whole.

"Tripe a la milanaise" is prepared tripe http://www.italienpasta.com/TRIPPE%2...%20BUSECCA.php

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Old 01.03.2017, 15:06
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Most likely in stripes. But also the Aligro Schlieren website says minced (Geschnezelt).
Geschnezelt is NOT minced!

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Geschnezelt is NOT minced!
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Right émincé is a false friend.

Hmm, why is called ground beef when it is not really grinded? Really grinded beef is more like Fleischkaese.
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Old 01.03.2017, 15:16
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

And here is a website dedicated to tripe:

http://busecca.com/

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Hmm, why is called ground beef when it is not really grinded? Really grinded beef is more like Fleischkaese.
Probably because in the US it comes out of a "grinder" whereas in the UK it comes out of a "mincer".
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Old 01.03.2017, 15:18
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Hmm, why is called ground beef when it is not really grinded? Really grinded beef is more like Fleischkaese.
Depends on the size of the holes in your meat grinder (Fleischwolf).

I normally use 8mm, so not at all like Fleschkaese.

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I think it is mostly used for pet food these days,
Wow surprised you say this, as you live in a rural area. Now, not my cup of tea- but tripe is VERY popular still, especially in the farming areas. Tripes à la Neuchâteloise, but also often served with Tripes à la Milanaise, or with tomatoes and spices. Just as like tongue is still popular too- and doesn't look like poo either, lol, as it is white! The upper and lower parts have a different structure and colour, from white to almost grey.

We host a luncheon for the local elderly at our house once a month, and every year there must be one tripe meal, and one tongue- or the 'peasants would revolt' (quite popular in Neuchâtel - happy Revolution day, 1st of March 1948 when the Neuchâtelois finally saw the Prussians off and back to Berlin, and finally joined Switzerland fully (thy had been in a sort of limbo since 1815, still ruled and owned by Prussia but a Swiss ally).

Personally I feel really bad that I do not eat offal of any kind- as it is much more respectful of the animal to eat it all, or almost. The idea that people just want to eat the steak, fillet, and the best bits, and chuck away the rest- is actually quite offensive (and meal culpa).
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Never seen minced.

We normally buy it whole or sliced (or canned) and add it to minestrone (tonight, for example) after frying for an hour or so (except the canned, which is ready to go).

It's also one of those things that are best cooked, and then left to rest a day or two (like chili or bolognese).

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I might try it your way.
We normally buy boiled tripe in strips. I fry it with potatoes, onions, sometimes add a few mushrooms. A really nice hearty meal.

I have seen it on the menu of a restaurant in Zug's old town. Must be quite popular.
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Tablier de sapeur in Lyon.
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Hmm, why is called ground beef when it is not really grinded? Really grinded beef is more like Fleischkaese.
It's called minced beef in England and is nothing like Fleischkaese. Don't they call it Hackfleisch up your way?


I love tripe. It reminds me of my gran who used to get it from the mobile butcher every Tuesday and have it for tea with vinegar. I really liked going for tea at her house on a Tuesday.
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I think it is mostly used for pet food these days,

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Wow surprised you say this,
Perhaps a better way to phrase that would be "tripe is extremely popular as a pet food these days". It's much sought after by those who feed BARF as well as a supplement for owners who feed conventional. So much so that the 'leftover innards' one used to be able to get almost for free now command a super-premium price.


Coming from Chicago, though, tripe brings up only one thought: Menudo, a traditional spicy Mexican soup. Glorious once nicely spiced in the pot - but make sure you are downwind when the raw ingredient gets pulled out.

(Mmmmm menudo. I need a Lalo's fix, and fast...)
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Wow surprised you say this, as you live in a rural area. Now, not my cup of tea- but tripe is VERY popular still, especially in the farming areas. Tripes à la Neuchâteloise, but also often served with Tripes à la Milanaise, or with tomatoes and spices. Just as like tongue is still popular too- and doesn't look like poo either, lol, as it is white! The upper and lower parts have a different structure and colour, from white to almost grey.

We host a luncheon for the local elderly at our house once a month, and every year there must be one tripe meal, and one tongue- or the 'peasants would revolt' (quite popular in Neuchâtel - happy Revolution day, 1st of March 1948 when the Neuchâtelois finally saw the Prussians off and back to Berlin, and finally joined Switzerland fully (thy had been in a sort of limbo since 1815, still ruled and owned by Prussia but a Swiss ally).

Personally I feel really bad that I do not eat offal of any kind- as it is much more respectful of the animal to eat it all, or almost. The idea that people just want to eat the steak, fillet, and the best bits, and chuck away the rest- is actually quite offensive (and meal culpa).
Well, as I said, I've not seen it on any menu here or in the UK - only that one time at the Savoy. We don't eat out much so not surprising I haven't seen it.
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Re: Minced Tripe - what's it used for/in?

Tripe was one out of the only two things I did not have to eat ever again after claiming I hate it when I was a child. (The other thing were my own rabbits, which I had bred and brought up myself )

I stopped breeding rabbits, I eat the ones I didn't give a name to ..... I never tried tripe again up until today.
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I must be homesick, because the moment I read this thread, I am taken back to being a kid in a wedding, with goat tripes (cooked with lots of cumin) served with rice and curry and dhal! Mauritians typically served offal at wedding dinners (back in the days where people would buy an animal and use the whole thing), and as a kid, I would have tried lungs, blood, heart, liver, gesiers (don't know what it's called in English) and the obligatory tripes. Ah, the happy days of my childhood
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I would guess gizzards. My translation programme confirms it. Again never heard of them being eaten, usually in the UK they're only used for making gizzard gravy.
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