Originally Posted by Sillius Sodus
Silly/stupid question time...
Having never had tongue, I am intrigued by the possibility that it really might taste pretty good (and even really good) - after removing what you called the "leather." If you didn't tell people that it was tongue, would they know? Is it cheap to purchase, or is it really just a novelty piece of meat?
Highly doubtful they'd know unless you told them. Gave my neighbor some of this without telling him. He told me it was the best bbq he'd ever eaten. He laughed when I confessed it was tongue.
The price depends where you buy it. At a grocery store, it might be upwards of $4 a pound. However at a farmer's market or butcher, probably a lot less. I usually get them from the farmers market for $5 for the entire tongue, which is a great price.