Tongue Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled cheese was two slices of Wonder bread with a slice of Kraft American cheese back in the day, but now that I’m all grown up so has my grilled cheese. With April being National Grilled Cheese Month and all, I had a dinner party centered around this ooey gooey treat. I’ll take any excuse to eat more bread and/or cheese.

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?


  • Strawberry

    18 Apr 2009 04:04 pm

    How very interesting! Not for me but I love your candor. :)

  • Purplesque

    19 Apr 2009 12:04 pm

    [this is good] I confess the thought of eating tongue makes me shudder..

    But you take delightful pictures. I see some grilled cheese sandwiches in my future..

  • eatdrinknbmerry

    21 Apr 2009 12:04 pm

    dude, that is sickaliciously tasty. i’ve been dying to try a buche pizza haha.


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