How to Cook Beef Brain
Beef Brain Recipe
Some people may consider the consumption of animal brain to be gross and insane. But let me assure you, once you try brain that has been properly prepared, you will change your mind completely.
With the first bite, you will experience the aroma and the striking union of flavours. It is like a flavour explosion in your mouth that you will either adore—or never want to taste again. You will either love it or loathe it.
There are many ways to prepare beef brain, but honestly, this recipe is my favourite. We usually cook this dish for special events.
(It would probably be best if you do not cook it on your first date, however.)
One reason I like this recipe is that during the initial five steps, you still can change your mind and create a completely different dish.
- 0.5-0.6 kg beef brain
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 3-4 pepper peas
- 1/5 tablespoon pepper
- 1 slice onion
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 200-250 grams sour cream
- 50 grams flour
- Put the brain into cold water and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Leave the brain in the water for one hour.
- Very gently remove the membrane of the brain without removing it from the water. Once the membrane is gone replace the water. Make sure water covers the brain.
- Put salt, pepper peas, bay leaf and the rest vinegar and place it on heat. As soon as the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it boil slowly for 20 min.
- In the meantime chop the onion into small pieces ready for frying.
- Remove the boiled brain and put it on the colander for 3-5 min. When the moisture is almost gone, cut the brain into medium size pieces about 3-4 cm each.
- Add flour to the brain and fry it with onion, black pepper and any spices you like. (use butter for frying)
- Once the brain is ready, (has a light brown colour). Add sour cream and cook it in the oven for 20-30 min. I use pyrex pan for this step.
- Serve it warm with fresh or cooked vegetables.
|Serving size: 100g|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 1 g|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Sodium 126 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Beef brain pairs well with eggs, salad, or just plain sauce
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