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Anyone eat deer tongue?
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Contributors to this thread:
Ironbow 04-Dec-22
jmiller 04-Dec-22
Groundhunter 04-Dec-22
midwest 04-Dec-22
[email protected] 04-Dec-22
elkpacker 04-Dec-22
Groundhunter 04-Dec-22
Groundhunter 04-Dec-22
Iowa Rut Nut 04-Dec-22
drycreek 04-Dec-22
Gileguy 04-Dec-22
Dirtman 04-Dec-22
Zbone 04-Dec-22
fdp 04-Dec-22
Ambush 04-Dec-22
Bigdog 21 04-Dec-22
Ironbow 04-Dec-22
butcherboy 05-Dec-22
bowhunt 05-Dec-22
Bwhnt 05-Dec-22
fuzzy 05-Dec-22
Nomad @ work 05-Dec-22
greg simon 05-Dec-22
PECO2 05-Dec-22
Dirtman 05-Dec-22
rooster 05-Dec-22
RonP 05-Dec-22
dnovo 05-Dec-22
Corax_latrans 05-Dec-22
Squash 05-Dec-22
Stekewood 05-Dec-22
Huntskifishcook 05-Dec-22
mrelite 05-Dec-22
mrelite 05-Dec-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 05-Dec-22
azelkhntr 05-Dec-22
Olink 05-Dec-22
Shuteye 06-Dec-22
fuzzy 06-Dec-22
WhattheFOC 06-Dec-22
Zbone 20-Dec-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 20-Dec-22
Hackbow 20-Dec-22
SBH 20-Dec-22
Squash 20-Dec-22
LBshooter 23-Dec-22
Juancho 23-Dec-22
Zim 24-Dec-22
N8tureBoy 26-Dec-22
Medicinemann 26-Dec-22
fuzzy 28-Dec-22
From: Ironbow
04-Dec-22
As I was skinning a doe I shot my grandson inquired about eating the tongue. I have never tried it. Anybody had it?

From: jmiller
04-Dec-22
I've tried but it's quite small. It tastes good but a lot of work for a little bit of meat

From: Groundhunter
04-Dec-22
Yes. Easy to remove. Add with the heart meat for Philly sandwich. Excellent.

From: midwest
04-Dec-22
Negative

04-Dec-22
Never been that desperate plus mine are dried out from hanging out for the pictures.

From: elkpacker
04-Dec-22
Yuk

From: Groundhunter
04-Dec-22
I take the tongue out as soon as I remove the heart and tenderloins.

I guess I grew up in another world.

From: Groundhunter
04-Dec-22
Go on YouTube you might learn something

From: Iowa Rut Nut
04-Dec-22
I grew up eating beef tongue and deer is about the same. On a bowhunting trip to Africa the first night the meal was Eland and Kudu tongue. I don't know if they were testing the American or not but I raved about how good it was. I mentioned I like liver and the PH fixed his specialty of liver and kidney from the cape buffalo I shot.

From: drycreek
04-Dec-22
No, I’m afraid it would lick me…….

From: Gileguy
04-Dec-22
I have several times. I like the flavor/texture but there isn't much there.

From: Dirtman
04-Dec-22
When we get a couple at the same time I’ve made deer tongue tacos! Delicious, but it take 2-3 to make it worth it

From: Zbone
04-Dec-22
Guess I'm in your same world Groundhunter, I also take the heart and tongue, but I pickle them... Yummmm...

Also take out the tongue first so not to be hanging out for disgusting photos, nothing sadder for me to see than a hero pic with a bloody tongue hanging out, shows no respect for the animal...

From: fdp
04-Dec-22
Only way I've had it is pickled. Very tasty.

From: Ambush
04-Dec-22
I used to keep the moose tongues, more for the novelty to serve non-hunters. One will feed several people, but it's a pita to prep it. It's OK, but not something I'd walk very far for,

My wife says she's not eating anything from an animals mouth, so she just has some eggs instead.

From: Bigdog 21
04-Dec-22
Never tried deer tongue , but have had plenty cow tongue

From: Ironbow
04-Dec-22
My grandson will eat about anything so we may have to try it!

From: butcherboy
05-Dec-22
Never have but I eat plenty of beef tongue. It’s really easy to cook. A little water in the insta pot, 60 minutes on high pressure. Pull it out and let it cool and the skin peels off like a banana. Slice and use however you want. I like to just slice, warm it back up and eat it with some hot sauce. I haven’t shot a deer in 22 years since I can’t draw that tag. Last elk was 5 years ago.

From: bowhunt
05-Dec-22
Beef tongue is really good, and very expensive now days.

I save elk tongue from time to time.not as fatty as beef tongue but still good.

From: Bwhnt
05-Dec-22
Ambush...I am definitely using that last line in the future...too funny man. Yes I love deer tongue and I've had moose as well. I think some people think it's just the part you lick with but there is a nice ball of meat back there.

From: fuzzy
05-Dec-22
I sometimes do pull and cook them. Lots of work, for little meat but tasty.

From: Nomad @ work
05-Dec-22
Like someone said, "I don't want to be tasting something that might be tasting me back"! Ha!

From: greg simon
05-Dec-22
Had some moose tongue tacos in the Yukon made by an older Indian woman. Down right tasty!

From: PECO2
05-Dec-22
Beef tongue yes, at taco shops. My grandpa also made a jerky out of beef tongue. Deer tongue no, too small for me to deal with.

From: Dirtman
05-Dec-22
When we get a couple at the same time I’ve made deer tongue tacos! Delicious, but it take 2-3 to make it worth it

From: rooster
05-Dec-22
The wife has been after me to take the tongues from our deer after seeing a Meat Eater episode where the guys on the show kept it and cooked it up. My standard answer is "it's too small to mess with". Not saying that it wouldn't be good, just not worth the trouble. I suppose you could collect a few then cook em' up.

From: RonP
05-Dec-22
i'll pass

From: dnovo
05-Dec-22
I've always had beef tongue and it's delicious. I always just figured the deer tongue wasn't enough to mess with. Might have to.

05-Dec-22
I always loved beef tongue as a kid. Leftovers make a great sandwich. Especially in 7th grade when your friends ask you what you’ve got to trade today. ;)

Never had any takers, but only because they didn’t know what they were missing.

Unfortunately, it’s no longer a cheap cut. That made it even better at our house…

From: Squash
05-Dec-22
You guys turning your nose up, apparently do not know how to prepare it . If you boil it the outer layer peels off, and you are left with a great piece of muscle. I also pickle it with the heart. But it is small, moose tongue is great.

From: Stekewood
05-Dec-22

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Love making tacos from the tongues. Don't knock it til you try it. It's excellent.

05-Dec-22
Stekeeood, agreed. Tacos lengua are hands down the best tacos.

From: mrelite
05-Dec-22

From: mrelite
05-Dec-22

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Chipotle avocado and deer tongue appetizers, I have no idea why the pic is so big??

05-Dec-22
The crew is in PA for the week, stacking up some does and my sister in law just killed her first buck. I sent the text earlier to save the tongues. They all laughed. Gonna try some of these recipes when they get home.

From: azelkhntr
05-Dec-22
Deer tongue no. Tried to eat elk tongue once, no bueno. Probably don't know how to cook it right. I do love me some buck nut butter on a baguette tho. Yummm....

From: Olink
05-Dec-22
A good tongue sandwich speaks for itself.

From: Shuteye
06-Dec-22
i offered a friend some deer tongue and he said no thanks because it came from a deer's mouth. So I gave him an egg.

From: fuzzy
06-Dec-22
A lot of these "do you eat ____?" Threads go sideways with some folks deriding those who choose to prepare and consume non traditional cuts and portions. I'm pleased that so far this one is respectful.

From: WhattheFOC
06-Dec-22
Always looking to expand our culinary playbook, I was reading this thread to my wife. She said she’s in favour of tongue in her taco.

From: Zbone
20-Dec-22
"tongue in her taco"... Hmmmm, took me a second, but I now get it...8^)))

20-Dec-22
Hahaha zbone.

From: Hackbow
20-Dec-22
Yep. Several times. Cut out immediately, boil or pressure cook, then skin and use how you like. Lengua tacos are my favorite, but sliced up and cooked like heart is great as well.

From: SBH
20-Dec-22
My dog just ate one….found it in a pile of puke later that night. I think I’m a pass…..

From: Squash
20-Dec-22
Yeah, and then your dog probably ate his puke, so what’s your point ? LOL

From: LBshooter
23-Dec-22
Yea, but don't they lick their arse and other parts? Lol

From: Juancho
23-Dec-22
tongue and heart are the first things I eat

From: Zim
24-Dec-22
My wife in Chinese and throws a fit when I forget either the tongue or heart. Just glad she doesn’t make me save the stomach or intestines, which are in many Chinese dishes. Been monitoring airline flight costs as prices drop. Expect to resume our annual visits soon.

From: N8tureBoy
26-Dec-22

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It was a lot of work for a little meat but came out good with a schmeer of horseradish mayo on french bread.

From: Medicinemann
26-Dec-22
FDP X 2.....pickled tongue is very good.

From: fuzzy
28-Dec-22
Jake I agree, pickled heart and pickled tongue, yum

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