Recipes > Meat > Beef > To make a Neat's Tongue Pie

To make a Neat's Tongue Pie


  • 2 or 3 tongues (according as you would have your pie in bigness)
  • 2 ounces of saltpetre
  • salt
  • pepper
  • puff paste
  • gravy
  • 1/2 pound of butter


Take the tongues, cut off the roots and low parts, take the saltpetre, a little bay salt, rub them very well, lay them on an earthen dish with the skin side downwards, let them lie for a week or ten days, whilst they be very red, then boil them as tender as you would have them for eating blanch and season with a little pepper and salt, flat them as much as you can, bake them in puff paste in a deep dish, but lay no paste in the bottom, put to them a little gravy, and the butter; lay your tongues with the wrong side upwards, when they are baked turn them, and serve it up without a lid.


Print recipe/article only


English Housewifry (1764).

comments powered by Disqus