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    Sauteed Sweetbreads (Lamb or Veal)

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    Bergy's Note:

    Sweetbreads are a bother to prepare but are well worth the effort. Sweetbreads are the Thymus gland or pancreas of the animal. They are crisp on the outside and smooth inside when cooked right.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Put Salt& vinegar in a saucepan with enough water to cover the sweet breads, bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Add sweetbreads, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Immediately drain and cover with cold water.
    4. 4
      Drain and cover with cold water.
    5. 5
      Remove all the membranes and tubes.
    6. 6
      Slice in half crosswise (you'll have 8 halves).
    7. 7
      Dredge in flower& garlic.
    8. 8
      Heat butter& oil in a skillet.
    9. 9
      Saute the sweetbreads until browned3-5 minutes.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle with the bacon.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 27, 2008

      Sweetbreads can be found frozen in specialty stores. I recently purchased 1.5 pounds at $2.99 per pound, which is cheap. Also, it is not the pancreas. Sweetbreads are the thymus gland in the neck.

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    • on January 20, 2013

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      i made sweetbreads for the first time with this recipe, and it turned out great. my mother has trouble chewing meat, so this was a nice alternative. also, the sweetbreads had a mild taste and pleasant texture. my mom, my 15 yo son and myself really liked them. my husband said, "eh, ok" and my 11 yo declined to eat any past the first bite.

      i used gluten free all-purpose flour, and next time, i think i'll cook the flour a bit before i dredge them. because they don't cook very long after you put the flour on, a few pieces had that raw flour taste.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sauteed Sweetbreads (Lamb or Veal)

    Serving Size: 1 (34 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 539.9
     
    Calories from Fat 442
    81%
    Total Fat 49.1 g
    75%
    Saturated Fat 18.4 g
    92%
    Cholesterol 76.7 mg
    25%
    Sodium 1812.0 mg
    75%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.7 g
    2%
    Protein 10.0 g
    20%

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