Fried Sweetbreads Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCourse


 Calf's sweetbreads2
 White stock/Water with vegetables to flavor1 Pint
 Breadcrumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
 Butter/Deep fat1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
 Parsley1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1121 Calories from Fat 911

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g159%

Saturated Fat 61.3 g306.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 484.3 mg

Sodium 1603.9 mg66.8%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.3%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 38 g75.2%

Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 34.1%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 15.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Method 1 Prepare and blanch the sweetbreads as directed for Braised Sweetbreads.
Place the sweetbreads in a saucepan, with the stock, seasoning if required, and simmer gently for 40 min Press between 2 plates until cold, then cut into slices.
Brush with beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs.
Fry in butter in a shallow pan or in a pan of hot deep fat until golden brown.
Drain well and garnish with sprigs of fresh or fried parsley.
Method 2 After blanching, boil the sweetbreads in slightly salted water for 10 min and allow to cool.
Cut into 1/4-in-thick slices and season.
Coat both sides with thick Bechamel sauce (1/2 pt.).
Place in a refrigerator or cool place until the sauce is set.
Then fry as before.
Method 3 After coating the sweetbreads with thick Bechamel sauce they may be covered with batter, then fried.
Drain well, sprinkle with salt and pepper and pile on a hot dish.
Garnish with parsley.