Tripe with Tatties (Potatoes)and Onions

by Janice
(Toronto, Ontario Canada)

This is definitely an aquired taste but growing up with my born and raised Scottish Parents also from Falkirk Sterlingshire, we had this once in a while and I loved it. Years later, I found my Mum's recipe and now make it on occasion for my ailing 80 yr old Dad and me.

Igredients:

1 lb. Bleached Honeycomb Tripe
600 ml. Milk (1 Pint)
3 Medium Onions (roughly chopped)
3 Tbsp. Flour
1 oz. butter or Margarine
I Bay Leaf
Pinch Nutmeg
Sprinkle of Parsley
Salt
Pinch of White Pepper

6 medium Boiled Potatoes (can be halved or quartered)


Method:


  • Cut Tripe into bite sized pieces and place in pot of cold salted water.
  • Boil for 15 mins.
  • Remove from heat place tripe in colander to drain.
  • Rinse in cold water.
  • In pot place tripe, onions, bay leaf, nutmeg and pepper in enough milk to cover.
  • Bring to a boil, reduced heat to medium and
  • cook for approx 2 hrs or until tripe is tender.
  • Remove from heat and strain reserving liquid.
  • In pot make a rue with flour and butter, gradually stirring in liqid until it becomes a nice gravy like consistency.
  • Remove Bay Leaf and add tripe and onions back into gravy and add boiled potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Bring back on medium heat until all warmed through.
  • Serve in bowls with buttered slices of a nice crusty loaf to sop up the gravy.

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Feb 02, 2017
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Finding trips on Tyneside NEW
by: Bill chisholm

My mother used to make tripe and onions with mashed potato and peas regularly when I was a child.Most towns in the Newcastle area had either a shop exclusively selling tripe products or butchers who stocked it.Today most butchers don't bother with it or if they do it's 'poor' quality.However a beacon of hope in the Grainger Market Newcastle there is still a quality tripe supplier.I purchase 'honeycomb' tripe regularly and make my mothers recipe.Delicious and comforting at this time of the year.



Oct 31, 2016
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Enjoy Tripe NEW
by: Heather

I was a butchers daughter, so we ate all the animal as possible. Tripe and onions was one of my favourites. As it is now autumn it is a perfect time to eat this kind of food. Delicious. Everyone ought to try this. Any recipe will do. Just enjoy the tripe. It may sound slimy but tastes wonderful. Having tripe tonight!!!

Oct 20, 2016
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Ain't a cheap dish now !! NEW
by: Anonymous

My mum used to buy tripe from the local offal shop when I was young , it was a very cheap thing back then , almost 50 years ago 😱😱😱😱😱
I just bought 8lbs of it fro the butchers, cost me £15 !!!! Anyhoo got it in the pressure cooker Now , hoping it willl be ready in about three hours , the smell really takes me back , all mums old neighbours love it , so it will be doing the rounds tonight 😁😁😁

Jun 22, 2016
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Tripe in New Zealand NEW
by: Anonymous

I have cooked Tripe & Onions for years as my mother did. I love it and the smell. I have also learnt to do battered tripe where you cook your tripe with the onions then batter and deep fry. Tastes just like chicken. Am cooking a large pot for requests today

Dec 04, 2015
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memories NEW
by: Anonymous

i was born into poaching in the great strike of 85 when
thatcher had decimated our small mininng communities, remember after a hard nites work we used to sit with plates of tripe tatties onions ,smell was delicious , and tasted even better ,im making it today first time for twenty years , so hopefully it will bring back the memories of hard times but good times

Oct 12, 2015
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Great Grans Recipe
by: Anonymous

I love this childhood memory. My Great Gran would add a can of Campbell's Condensed Cream of Celery Soup instead of making a roux. A war recipe seemingly. I've played about and 'Hestoned' it a bit. Fry tripe and onions till well browned, add brown beef bone stock and continue as per her Recipe. And added roast sweet potatoes. Bit posey but very Beefy. A forgotten supefood. Well done great gran....went at 104 kicking and screaming.

Jun 20, 2014
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Tripe
by: Anonymous

My Late father from Troon cooked his tripe with just onions, potatoes, salt and lots of black pepper. I tweaked the recipe a bit with adding beef stock, parsnip and rice at the end. I cook the tripe with the stock, onion and seasonings in a pressure cooker for one hour and then add remaining ingredients to finish. This saves about two hours from just boiling the tripe.

Mar 24, 2014
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Tripe n Tatties
by: Tracy

Love, love love Tripe n tatties... The bray is the best with scottish "plain" bread dipped in it... I always like it the second and third day... My mum cooked it for us when we were bairns... I live in Spain now and make it in the winter and love it especially when Im feeling a wee bit homesick...

Mar 17, 2014
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Tripe
by: stewart taylor

I too love traditional tripe an tatties and it is now as expensive as meat (at least here in Canada).

I also found that Italians cook tripe (tripa) and make it with tomatoes in the mix, I'm sure many countries poor folk used offal as they couldn't afford the good cuts of meat.

Great web site.

Jan 27, 2014
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It's an acquired but heartfelt taste
by: Carolann E. MacCallym

Both my GrandPa Henry H. Fitzsimonns) and my Mom (Jeannie Fitzsimonns) both made tripe and I loved it. First tasted it in Dalry, Ayrshire at the age of 8, at Bathbank Cottage on the Blair Estate. Was told it was given to those 'convalescing' following a difficult birth. To this very day, when I am feeling 'fallow' I make it. Takes awhile, the Scottish equivalent of 'chicken soup.' Few get it or understand it, I surely do. Sweet Memories come calling. I am 62 now:) adore my heritage.

Nov 24, 2013
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rodekin
by: Anonymous

hi has anyone been able to get rodekin? everytime i ask they just say its not available. rodekin is the brown meaty part that used to be diced and put in beside the tripe. please excuse me if i spelled rodekin wrong.

Jun 12, 2013
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Tripe and Onions
by: bairn

Must be a Stirlingshire thing, I am from Grangemouth near Falkirk. My mum cooked it by simply boiling the tripe, adding potatoes and onions later and letting them all boil away. She called the liquid the "bray" It was so tasty. I cooked it in Australia and was shocked when my wife poured the bray down the sink because she thought it was just left over water. it was the best bit!

May 21, 2013
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tripe and onions
by: Anonymous

I also lived in Falkirk queens cresent,im the only one in my family that eats it.The only thing i do different is i add a stock cube i just love it.Now living in South Africa i still make it when i can get it..

May 21, 2013
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tripe and onions
by: Anonymous

I also lived in Falkirk queens cresent,im the only one in my family that eats it.The only thing i do different is i add a stock cube i just love it.Now living in South Africa i still make it when i can get it..

May 21, 2013
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tripe and onions
by: Anonymous

I also lived in Falkirk queens cresent,im the only one in my family that eats it.The only thing i do different is i add a stock cube i just love it.Now living in South Africa i still make it when i can get it..

May 21, 2013
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tripe and onions
by: Anonymous

I also lived in Falkirk queens cresent,im the only one in my family that eats it.The only thing i do different is i add a stock cube i just love it.Now living in South Africa i still make it when i can get it..

Mar 21, 2013
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Ahh Memories
by: Glesga Girl

My mum made this with Barley added instead of the Tatties, for my Brother and I. My Dad got it with Tatties though.

It really brings back Memories of my Mum, I just lost my Dad last month so I'm feeling Melancoly. I have just made it with my Mums Recipe with the Barley. Lovely.

Mar 06, 2013
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Old home recipe
by: Doreen

Bought tripe at Walmart of all places. Can't wait to make it. We're originally from Glasgow. My mom used to make it for my dad and I even though she didn't like it. I have tried German tripe and Mexican tripe but this recipe is my absolute favorite.

Oct 06, 2012
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trying tonight for the first time
by: Rob McDaniel

My mom used to fry this stuff up when I was a kid and I remember my dad leaving the house in utter disgust. I remember it smelling strange when she cooked it, but not sickening. Well I'm 37 now and gonna try it for the first time. My folks have been gone now for a while. they were of the ww2 generation. heres to you ma....hope i like it as much as you always did and not flee the house when it starts that distinct aroma! Gonna boil it with garlic salt and Oldbay seasoning. then add some veggies of whatever i got about 6 hours later and see how it does. wish me luck!

Jun 01, 2012
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Gonna try this one today
by: Don

Coincidence that my fathers family came from falkirk, and I've been looking for this recipe fork a while now, having tasted in my youth when a fellow worker shared some with me for lunch at work one day.

Feb 23, 2012
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Tripe Location
by: Vicky

I recently purchased Tripe in Morrisons the supermarket (not sure if you have them in Fife tho' sorry. I also got some in Liverpool where I now live (Glaswegian by birth) in St John's market. Do you have any Farmers markets locally??
Hope this helps a little.

Jan 03, 2012
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Tripe is a delicacy
by: JK

I have just discovered this site during an internet trawl for a supplier of tripe in Fife or Angus.
I remember the dish from childhood, when any other meat was very scarce. I loved tripe and onions and would dearly like to have it again. Can anyone help with possible suppliers, please.

Dec 31, 2011
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Thanks to all!
by: Janice

OMG, I'm so surprised by all your lovely comments and I'm glad to have brought back so many childhood memories. I love this site as it's filled with so much nostalgia. Thanks again and I'm happy to know you've enjoyed the tripe recipe.
Janice

Dec 30, 2011
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Wow! Memories!
by: Nance

My dad used to make this, and when he died 33 years ago, no one in the family had any of his recipes. I saw tripe in the grocery store today for the first time in many, many years. Bought some, came home, found this recipe and now my kitchen smells like my childhood !!! Many thanks!

Dec 07, 2011
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One of my favourite meals
by: Ron xpat Australia

When I make this I put in the potatoes at the cooking stage. This gives you a great texture and negates the need for the sauce part. YUM!

Dec 05, 2011
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Bygone memories
by: Vicky

Tripe is a rare sight in Liverpool but spotted some in Morrisons Rhyl and had to buy it even though I didn't know how to cook it as my folks are both gone now. Thanks so much for posting this. It means a lot. x

Dec 17, 2010
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Many thanks!
by: June

Fond memories of eating this as a child but Mum never told me the recipe! I care for an elderly lady who has taken a notion for this for her dinner and I really appreciate your recipe. I'm off to start cooking!!

Jan 28, 2010
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Tripe and tatties
by: John

I am also from Falkirk where my Father was a butcher
and remember as a laddie having tripe and tatties and in fact I'm cooking some as I write. my wife was born in Vancouver and although having been to Scotland a few times is not a tripe person.
Nice recipe,
John Hannah.

Aug 31, 2009
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Reminds me of my childhood
by: May

Hi Janice
Oh I remember getting tripe & onions as a child. I used to quite enjoy the taste, but hated the texture. Haven't had it in years. Might try it one day. But I bet it will bring back some nostaligia for a number of visitors to the site.
Thanks for sharing this recipe Janice.
May

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