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Gras Double Tripe

From the one star french chef Patrick Asfaux

Gras Double Tripe
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Gras double tripe recipe from Issambres (Cote d'Azure in the South of France). Recipe for 6 people
  1. 600g gras double tripe ready to cook
  2. 600g veal shank
  3. 50g Parmesan cheese
  4. 800g carrots, peeled and sliced-up
  5. 500g onion, peeled and finely sliced
  6. 4 stalks of celery, peeled and diced-up
  7. 6 cloves garlic, cored and crushed
  8. 1 non-treated lemon, sliced in 6
  9. 1.5kg tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
  10. 1 tsp thyme
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 3cl white wine alcohol
  13. salt and pepper


1) Slice your tripe in pieces half a inch thick. Season them with salt and pepper.
2) Start your oven at 160'C (320'F).
3) In a cast iron pot, place your tripe then the veal shank (sliced) the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes,lemon slices, thyme, bay leaf and alcohol. Add some cold water level with the ingredients and season well with pepper.
4) Cover and place your pot in the oven for 4h30.
5) There you go it is ready to serve! Pour your gras double tripe onto a shallow serving dish. Take the bay leaf out and remove the bones from the veal shank.
6) Sprinkle the lot with the Parmesan cheese and place your dish under the grill for 5 minutes. Then, serve...

ps : gras double tripe is also called plain tripe, smooth tripe, blanket tripe or flat tripe. It is an offal taken from the rumen (first stomach of mutton or beef). It is quite lean despite its French name witch literally
means double fat.
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