Where Was The Fried Tripe?
- Curmudgeon Aug 30, 2004 12:14 PM
After years of trying to gag down funky tripe I've decided that I'll eat tripe at Terra in St. Helena, or anywhere in Italy. France? No Way! Menudo? No Way!
Did I read about fried tripe here recently? Where was it? I recall "even my child will eat it."
We had crispy-fried pork intestine at Joy Luck in Oakland. Very tasty.
But purists may dispute the definition of tripe. Some would limit it to the four stomachs of the cow (and exclude intestines). The small intestine of the pig is used for chitterlings (chitlins). The dish at Joy Luck was large intestine, I believe.
On Chinese menus the distinction may not be clear, and both intestine and stomach may be labeled "tripe". At Gold Medal a dish labeled "pork belly" is actually pork stomach.
Try marinating beef tripe in a spicy lemon sauce with a lil brown sugar then throw it on the bbq grill til crisp. Cut into bite size pieces and then squezee some more lemon.
Lots of mexican places serve tacos de tripas or tripitas. I like tripe, but most of my friends don't. However, almost all of them love the tripe tacos, which taste like pork rinds or not-particularly-smoky bacon. Yum!