I got the idea to use sliced beef tongue in my grilled cheese sandwich while doing research on passover recipes. Apparently tongue is not only a prominent food in Latin culture, as I had originally thought. I love lengua tacos and tortas, so why not a lengua grilled cheese sandwich. It would be like a pressed torta.
Cooking tongue is not for the faint of heart. It’s ugly and covered with taste buds and downright gross, but once it’s cooked and tender, oh the deliciousness. I made a grilled cheese sandwich with sliced tongue, panela, aged white cheddar, pickled jalapenos and cilantro. I served it with wedges of lime and roasted green onions.
How will you be celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month?