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Okay. Beef tonsils.

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Okay. Beef tonsils.

cayjohan | Oct 23, 2009 08:11 AM

Beef tongue is one of my all time favorite cuts of meat. But then this comes along: http://www.omaha.com/article/20091016... and it occurs to me that I have no idea of how to tell if my beef tongue has had the tonsils thoroughly removed or not.

I’m not too squeamish a person, but things on the BSE no-no list like tonsils and CNS tissue are deal-breakers for me. (Bleh...I’m even starting to reconsider my torrid love affair with headcheeses because of this tonsil non-removal issue...sad, sad, sad for me!

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So tell me, oh legions of people way smarter than I am: how do I tell if my beef tongue has had the tonsils thoroughly removed? What do they look like? (I couldn’t find any images for visual reference.) How do I removed them properly and safely if I do have tonsils on my beef tongue?

Thanks for the anatomy lesson.
Cay

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