HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

Disguising organ meats

Hello chow,
Does anyone have any suggestions for a way I could trick my family into eating organ meats? I want to get revenge for a prank they pulled on me yesterday. Saw lamb's fry and hearts today at the butchers but any kind is good as long as they won't suspect until afterwards.
Was thinking about grinding up in a casserole or something. Thanks for the help if you reply : )

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
      1. re: Tripeler

        How many organ doners does the recipe require?

        1. re: Tripeler

          And your username is Tripeler...I love you.

        2. As a rule, I do not "play with food", just give 'em a commercially manufactured hot dog; they are packed with tasty variety meats.

          Why would one want to disguise a tasty stuffed Lamb heart or beef heart?

          1. I buy pork hearts which are similar size to lamb. I trim them, cutting the meaty parts into cubes. I marinate these cubes, and quickly fry them. The trimmings are cooked for a longer time, and used as treats for the dog.

            I've also seen a recipe for grilling (under a weight) a split and trimmed heart, and then pickling it.

            Heart requires either quick cooking or long cooking. In between makes it tough.

            Tongue is another organ that can be served like a muscle. It, like heart, is a muscle. Most other offal are 'glands' and have a very different texture.

            2 Replies
            1. re: paulj

              Tongue tacos - my family was quite surprised, after the fact, to learn they'd been eating (and loving) tacos de lengua. Boiled, peeled, crockpotted with chiles, onion, garlic, etc. Then torn up and fried with taco seasoning.

              1. re: tcamp

                Lengua and tripas burritos are my 1st choice but hard to find here in Vegas.

            2. If I were to prank my family, I would try to get something more "manly". See if they have lamb "fries" or any other testicular goodies. Whatever you use, I bet you can easily hide it in a ravioli filling.

              1. I find curry is a good way to mask organ flavors.