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Deep-Fried Brains

Serve these deep-fried brains is you are having zombies over for dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 1 head of garlic, skin on
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Pound brains, (lamb, pork, or calf)
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 quart deep-frying oil
  • Salt

Directions

Fill a 2-quart pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the garlic, black peppercorns, and bay leaf, reduce heat slightly, and simmer for 15 minutes. Gently place the brains in the pot and simmer for 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the brains and let cool. When the brains are cool, separate the lobes into 2-inch chunks.

Place the flour in a shallow dish. In a separate shallow dish, whisk the egg and milk together. Place the breadcrumbs in a third shallow dish. 

In a large pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees. Dip each brain segment into the flour, then the egg (letting excess drip off), then coat each in breadcrumbs. Deep-fry the brains until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towl. Sprinkle wit salt and serve immediately. 

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving563
Total Fat37g56%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated6g30%
Cholesterol103mg34%
Protein22g44%
Carbs35g12%
Vitamin A34µg4%
Vitamin B120.6µg10.3%
Vitamin B60.5mg25.5%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin D0.9µg0.2%
Vitamin E5mg23%
Vitamin K20µg25%
Calcium90mg9%
Fiber2g7%
Folate (food)18µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)100µg25%
Folic acid48µgN/A
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated20gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg27%
Phosphorus243mg35%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium398mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg26.7%
Sodium431mg18%
Thiamin (B1)1mg64%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg13%