DaNece has left town for a week to tour Vegas with her mom, leaving me all alone for the next seven days.
This means that I have free reign to cook whatever my twisted little heart desires.
Which is dangerous.
When you add to this fact that the nearby grocery chain has begun carrying the wonder that is offal, you have a decidedly dangerous combination. Yes, the world of beef heart, tongue, liver, and tripe are all available to me now in a convenient shopping location.
I'm a happy boy. :)
So, this evening I made beef heart, something I've never had before. The best part? The price! 1.7 pounds of meat for $3!!! How could I not try it?:
I decided to go with a simple method: flour it with some spices and fry:
Alongside the heart I wanted something sweet. An acorn squash fit the bill perfectly after adding some butter and brown sugar:
I added some mashed potatoes and gravy and ended up with this:
The heart was fantastic. Cooked to ~medium and tasty as all get out. A nice beefy taste a nice texture even! Enough for me, the room mate, 2 dogs, and there is still some left. for $3!!!!!
Eat your heart out! :)