Veal Sweetbread (Pancreas)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Veal Pancreas. I actually made this and it was.......different. Tasted good, the texture was a little doughy and it took getting used to.


  1. Soak sweetbreads in iced cold water for about 12 hours, changing the water regularly, until the water stays clear.
  2. Place your sweetbread in a pot covered with cold water, optional to add lemon juice or vinegar.
  3. Bring to the boil and let them simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Then, quickly cool them down in iced cold water.
  5. Trim them down and peel the membrane off of the sweetbreads.
  6. In a saucepan, saute sliced mushrooms in butter. Add cream, red wine, and pepper.
  7. Add the sweetbreads.
  8. Simmer until the sauce is reduced about half, for approximately 20 minutes.