Brains and Eggs

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scrumptiouschef
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Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 3:41 PM
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Recipe: Brains and Eggs
Ingredients
I set Brains
6 Eggs
2 T. Butter
1 t. Salt
Method
* Wash brains, remove all membranes
* Soak 1 hour in cold water w/salt
* Pour water off
* Cover once more with cold water
* Bring to boil, cook ten minutes
* Drain, plunge into cold water
* Remove, slice into thin pieces
* Combine with whipped eggs
* Heat butter in skillet
* Salt pan
* Pour brains and eggs into hot, buttered pan
* Stir, cook til eggs "set up"

 
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 3:48 PM
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Sounds interesting. Might benefit from seasoning

mar52
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 3:49 PM
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Sorry, this one is not for me.

Michael Hoffman
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 4:44 PM
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Enjoy your opportunity to interact with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 5:01 PM
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They are actually very good together. However, I've always cooked or had them cooked separately.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 5:34 PM
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Not happening!

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 5:44 PM
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Ohhh no.
 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 6:11 PM
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Michael, the recipe is for pig's brains, not cow's brains.  I didn't think pigs were susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
 
I've always been curious about how brains taste.  The only time I tried to order them (at a restaurant in Vienna), they were out of them.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 7:01 PM
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When Mom made em, they were great.   But years ago when I tried to make 'pig' brains & eggs, they just don't taste that great.    ... Maybe I'll try again. I don't think I soaked in salt water.
 
Any way this is not a 'no brainer'

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 7:26 PM
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ick
 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 7:32 PM
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I can see Vincent Price or Boris Karloff preparing this.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 9:43 PM
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No no no -  many years ago my Mom would make this but very seldom.  I seem to remember the brains came in a jar?   Not sure - but I AM sure I wouldn't eat them. 

mar52
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Wed, 09/19/12 9:45 PM
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That's because you're using yours.

Michael Hoffman
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 12:52 AM
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rumaki


Michael, the recipe is for pig's brains, not cow's brains.  I didn't think pigs were susceptible to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.


There's Porcine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 7:45 AM
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Some things are just meant to NOT be eaten!!!

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 8:09 AM
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I grew up having fish eyes in my soup. If you enjoy brains & eggs...enjoy.

I'd eat brains before the "business" section...for sure.


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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 8:11 AM
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or be ingredient for hot dogs and baloney.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 8:15 AM
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A little toast with jelly & it's not the end of the world.

Unless biscuits are a must.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 11:03 AM
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My Uncle Dale made this for my Grandfather's birthday breakfast every year.

edwmax
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 11:16 AM
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CCinNJ


I grew up having fish eyes in my soup. If you enjoy brains & eggs...enjoy.

I'd eat brains before the "business" section...for sure.

 
Once at a nice restaurant, the gentleman with me or ordered fish.  It was served fried 'whole'  ... that is head, scales and all.   You carefully pull back the skin back and pull the meat from the bones.    You did not just cut into the fish or the inners would spill out.    ...

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 11:52 AM
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I might try it if the person cooking it didnt tell me there were brains in it.....knowingly, no way.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 12:19 PM
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Back in the40's (Geez, I must be getting old), my uncle operated a slaughterhouse and did custom slaughtering for whomever was wanting. We visited the farm every summer for a few weeks, and Mom and Auntie worked to feed the horde of adults and 5 kids. On occasion, Uncle would bring home some of the "delicacies" the customer didn't want after the butchering. Mom and Auntie would open the package and squeal with delight at an assortment of brains, sweetbreads, kidneys, beef hearts, tongues, or whatever was there. They'd cook up a storm and try to get us kids to partake. I don't recall any of us taking them up on that. They, however, would enjoy the fare immensely. To this day, I have never tried any of these, and don't plan to either. Thanks for listening. 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 1:37 PM
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Chris Ayers and I sampled brains and eggs on the 2011 Glee Club trip. I didn't much care for the flavor myself.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 1:53 PM
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I'll order brains and eggs for breakfast any time I see it on a menu, which is not very often. In fact, I've had the dish only twice in my life - once at a huge truck stop just off I-95 about where it joins 301 north of Richmond; and again two years ago at Skyline Jack's in St Petersburg, Fl. It was excellent both times.
 
But, then, I like sweetbreads, liver, heart, kidneys, etc...
 
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 2:54 PM
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MellowRoast


I can see Vincent Price or Boris Karloff preparing this.

Or Anthony Hopkins in one of those "Silence of the Lambs" follow-ups, where he cut off and removed the top of Ray Liotta's skull while Ray was sitting at the dinner table and smiling.  Apparently freshness is paramount.
 
Around here we've had headcheese forever.   Wikipedia says it doesn't usually include the brain, but does include other tasty parts.  Not tasty enough for me, though.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 3:18 PM
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In head cheese it's the goo that holds the bits together that is especially gross.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 3:31 PM
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mar52


In head cheese it's the goo that holds the bits together that is especially gross.

That's just gelatin, same goo that's in Jello!!

mar52
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 3:34 PM
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Still gross.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 3:37 PM
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mar52


In head cheese it's the goo that holds the bits together that is especially gross.

 
I never seen head cheese to be made with brains.   The brains was saved for breakfast to served with eggs.    On the farm it wasn't wasted that way.   Just not that much brains from a 200-240 lb hog.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 3:59 PM
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My Nona (mother's mother) would make brains and eggs for my father.  I think she felt sorry for him because my mother would not allow them in the house!  As much as I love sweetbreads and other offal, I'm thinking I would not like brains. 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 5:47 PM
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This very well could be the grossest thread on the site.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 5:49 PM
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Ralph Melton


Chris Ayers and I sampled brains and eggs on the 2011 Glee Club trip. I didn't much care for the flavor myself.

I believe that was in Raleigh and I was there and I almost gagged watching your order arrive.  Some like it and some don't and I am among the latter.  I do not know if it is the thought or potential texture.  You were sitting across from me.
 
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 6:18 PM
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B & E used to be a weekend breakfast for us in SoCal back in my 'youth' Mother did them quite well.  Since all the health issues and our relocation to Indiana, we have found them as 'Fair Food' at many of the county fairs and festivals in the Southeern part of the Hoosier State. I don't know (don't recall enough to compare) how Hog brains compare to beef brains...but I have tried the brain sandwiches a couple of times at local fairs and don't much care for them.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 8:07 PM
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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 9:45 PM
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I'm with you lleechef - I'm fairly adventurous when it comes to trying different foods but I can't cross the brains boundary. 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 9:52 PM
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MellowRoast


This very well could be the grossest thread on the site.

 
I'll call my dad tonight and get his pan fried balls recipe. They're delicious. He also scored a big bull coon last winter and braised it with a mess of sweet potatoes.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 10:06 PM
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Mountain oysters, calf fries -- whatever you call them -- are great, and while I prefer my 'coon roasted or fried I'd eat it braised.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Thu, 09/20/12 10:06 PM
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I guess low & slow.

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Fri, 09/21/12 5:32 AM
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Here's a local sausage company in La Crosse that has won a gold medal in Germany for their headcheese, also for their Jellied Beef Loaf, which does look that appealing either.  But it too has been around forever.
http://bakalarssausage.com/index.htm
 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Fri, 09/21/12 9:38 AM
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I offered my neighbor tongue and eggs.  He wouldn't eat the tongue because it came out of a cow's mouth.  He just had the eggs. 

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Re:Brains and Eggs - Fri, 09/21/12 10:15 AM
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Like that old episode of All In The Family where Edith proffers Archie a plate of cow's tongue "I'm not eating anything that came out of a cow's mouth. Now get in there and make me some eggs!
ChrisOC


I offered my neighbor tongue and eggs.  He wouldn't eat the tongue because it came out of a cow's mouth.  He just had the eggs. 



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Re:Brains and Eggs - Fri, 09/21/12 12:07 PM
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I think that after some of the stuff I've eaten overseas, brains and eggs just don't seem all that alien to me.