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Fried brains (Mυαλά τηγανητά)

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  • Good source of Omega 3 fatty acids


  • high in cholesterol
  • HEALTH RISK: Risk of developing Mad Cow Disease

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Tips & tricks

 This is usually eaten as an appetizer, but quite rarely.



Recipe directions

  • Rince the brains thoroughly.
  • Season with  salt and blanch the  brains by  boiling for a few minutes, while skimming the surface as needed.
  • Next, discard the water, and rince with cold water. If applicable, remove any large membranes or nerves as possible, shown next.
  • Be gentle when removing any nerves because you can very easily tear large chunks off, as shown. If you cannot remove them, leave as is.
  • Add fresh water and lemon juice, and bring to a slow simmer.
  • After 20 minutes, remove from water, cut in small pieces and set aside.
  • Next, we will prepare the batter.
  • Dip each piece in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Discard any remaining breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the breaded brains in preheated oil.
  • Fry for a few minutes per side, or until a nice color develops.
  • Add lemon juice to taste (the more the better).


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