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Tongue in Aspic


1 cup dry white wine
1 can (10 12 oz) condensed beef consommé, undiluted
3 medium onions, peeled
3 whole cloves
2 tablespoons salt
2 bay leaves, crumbled
6 whole black peppers
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 smoked tongue (about 5 lb)

1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Lettuce leaves
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and halved

1. in 6-quart Dutch oven, combine 6 cups water, 1 cup wine, and consommé. Add 2 onions, quartered, and one onion, studded with whole cloves. Add 2 tablespoons salt, bay leaves, black peppers, and thyme. Bring to boiling, covered.

2. Meanwhile, wash tongue under cold running water. Add tongue to boiling liquid. Return to boiling; reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 3 hours, or until tender.

3. Lift out tongue; let cool. With sharp knife, carefully remove skin; cut off and discard root. Refrigerate tongue until well chilled, 4 hours or overnight.

4. Slice tongue thinly on the diagonal. On platter, arrange slices, slightly overlapping. Refrigerate while making aspic.

5. Make Aspic: Sprinkle gelatine over wine in small saucepan; let stand to soften, 5 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and lemon juice. Over low heat, dissolve gelatine, stirring. Refrigerate, until consistency of unbeaten egg white.

6. Brush aspic on sliced tongue, making thin glaze. Refrigerate tongue (not remaining aspic) to set; reglaze. Refrigerate until serving, at least 1 hour. At serving time, garnish platter with lettuce and hard-cooked eggs. Makes 6 servings.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Cold Roast Meat Loaf

2 eggs
1/2 cup packaged dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash Tabasco
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 lb ground veal
1/2 lb lean ground pork
1 lemon, thinly sliced
6 slices bacon

1 Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In large bowl, combine eggs, bread crumbs, mustard, basil, salt, pepper, Tabasco, onion, green pepper, and parsley; beat with fork until well combined. Let stand 5 minutes.

3. Add veal and pork; mix well with fork.

4. Line 13-by-9-by-1 3/4-inch pan with foil (use piece long enough to hang over ends of pan). Turn meat loaf mixture into pan. Shape with hands to form loaf, 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Overlap lemon slices on top; place bacon slices lengthwise on top.

5. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour and 15 minutes.

6. Let cooling pan on wire rack, 30 minutes. Lifting with foil, remove meat loaf to serving platter. Refrigerate several hours, covered, to chill well.

7. Serve with mustard and garnished with salad greens and sliced tomatoes, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.