Recipe by Ed Duffin
With the start of the potato famine in Ireland in 1845 thousands of Irish left the "Ole Country". Many came to the lower east side of New York City to start a new life. They were very poor and had little to eat. Tripe was cheap and fed mainly to animals at the time. This is authentic and one of the meals they existed on during those hard times. It's simple to prepare and filling.
- 2 -2 1⁄2 lbs of white honeycomb beef tripe
- 1 large onion
- 1 carrot
- 1⁄4 lb butter
- 3 tablespoons flour, mixed with
- 1 cup cold water
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut tripe into 1 inch squares or there abouts. (To your liking).
- Cover with cold water (at least one1 inch over top of tripe.).
- Cut onion into quarters and add to tripe.
- Cut up carrot and add to tripe.
- Bring to a boil uncovered and simmer on medium low about 2 hours.
- There should be enough liquid left to cover the tripe.
- Add the butter.
- When butter is melted add the flour and water mixture slowley to thicken.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.and cook about 5 minutes on low.