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Beef Brain Recipe

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  • Ready in: Prep: 1 H, Cook: 1 H, Total: 2 H
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: medium
  • kcal: 143
Beef Brain Recipe

There are many ways to prepare the brain, but this recipe is my favorite. We usually cook this dish for special events. (It would probably be better if you do not cook it on your first date!)


  • 0.5-0.6kg (about 1 lb.) 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
  • 200-250g (1 cup) sour cream
  • 50g (1/4 cup) flour
  • Step by Step Directions

    1. Put the brain in cold water and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Leave the brain within 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 the 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 in 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 light brown color). Add sour cream and cook it in the oven for 20-30 min. I use a Pyrex pan for this step.

      Serve it warm with fresh or cooked vegetables.

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