Jan 26, 2003, 11:11 AM
Post #4 of 50
Offal includes anything that, in the USA/Canada, is not generally served at table in its original state. Offal is used in those countries (as well as others) in processed meats such as bologna, hot dogs, and other sausages, or as Spam and other canned meats. 'Everything but the squeal.'
Here in Mexico we eat tripe, the stomach lining of a cow (as menudo), cow udder, feet, brains, and intestines, roasted beef liver and kidneys; we eat pig heads including the lips, ears, snout, and eyes; pig kidneys, feet, spine, and brains, pork liver. In other words, all of the animal is available for use in the home kitchen.