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Flaczki (beef Tripe the Polish Way)

Flaczki  (Beef Tripe the Polish way)

 

Ingredients

    * 2 lbs. Tripe
    * 1 large beef soup bone or ham hock
    * 4 chicken thighs, breasts or 6 drumsticks
    * 2 onions, roughly chopped
    * 3 ribs of celery, peeled and chopped
    * 1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
    * 2 carrots, shredded or whole
    * 1 leak whole
    * 3 cloves of garlic
    * 1 Bay leaf
    * 3 balls of allspice whole
    * 1 Tbsp. flour
    * 1 Tbsp. butter
    * 1/2 tsp. marjoram
    * salt & pepper to taste
    * 4 peppercorns


Directions

   1. Make certain to buy tripe that is clean and white.
   2. Scrape and clean the tripe.
   3. Rinse well.
   4. Place in a large saucepan and immerse in cold water.
   5. Note: Some people prefer to pour boiled water over  
      the tripe I have no idea why, maybe it's faster.
   6. Cover and bring to a rolling boil.
   7. Pour off the water and cover tripe with fresh, cold  
      water.
   8. Cook again for 3 to 4 hours or until tender.
   9. At the same time in another pot cook the vegetables
      and ham hocks.
      Throw in the beef and chicken.
  10. Take out the tripe and cut it in strips, then throw
      back in the tripe water.
  11. Cook the beef soup bone or ham hock in about 2 qts.
      water with the onion, celery, parsley, leak, carrots, 
      garlic, bay leaf, allspice and peppercorns for 3
      to 4 hours on a med-low heat.
  12. When the meat chicken and hocks are falling off the
      bone take it out and try to make it into even pieces.
  13. Add the meat chicken and vegetables to the tripe
      soup.
  14. Add the marjoram and cook all together for about 1    
      hr.
  15. You can not forget to take the foam off the tripe or
      the soup while it's cooking or the soup will not be
      clear.
  16. Add spices and cook for five more minutes. Serve with
      Dumplings Whole potatoes or Rye Bread.
  17. Note: Tripe is served as soup or a main course meal
      depending on how thick you like to make it.
  18. One Source where you will find a similar recipe is:
      "Treasure Polish Recipes for Americans"

SxyMsclGazelle SxyMsclGazelle 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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Thanks for this :D My Polish husband loves this soup and has asked me to make it for him. Your recipe is the best one I could find to follow - clear instructions and not too many ingredients. Fingers-crossed, it will turn out just how he likes it!

thank you for this recipe! i have enjoyed this at a little cafe on very cold, wet days -- they always have four or five soups on offer, but i always gets polish tripe soup. you wouldn't have a recipe for barsht, would you?