Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    This can be adapted for any kind of brain, I’m sure.

    From: “The Farmers’ Almanac Cook Book” (Originally: The Ohio Farmer Cook Book )


    Published by: Pocket Books New York 1965


    These are not often seen in most homes, but they are easy to prepare and can be delicious. This recipe makes a wonderful meal served with fried ripe tomatoes and an endive or lettuce salad in a Roquefort cheese dressing.

    5 pairs calves brains
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, diced
    1 tablespoon diced onion
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 1/2 cups meat broth or stock
    2 tablespoons diced celery
    1 teaspoon chopped parsley
    1/2 cup evaporated milk
    Salt and pepper
    Buttered bread crumbs

    Cover brains with boiling water as soon as they arrive from the butcher.
    Blanch for 30 minutes, changing the water several times.
    Drain, cover with boiling salted water, add vinegar and let stand for 20 minutes.
    Drain, dry and cut in small slices.
    Brown the mushrooms and onion in butter.
    Blend in flour and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
    Gradually stir in meat broth or stock.
    Add celery and parsley.
    Simmer for 10 minutes.
    Stir in milk.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Place brains in a heavily buttered casserole, cover with the sauce, sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs and bake in a hot oven (450 °F.) until the crumbs are crisply browned, about 20 to 25 mnutes.
    Makes 6-8 servings.

  2. Pithy (yeah, right)

    Pithy (yeah, right) said, over 3 years ago

    @ Alexikakos
    Umm, thanks?

  3. MickMaus

    MickMaus said, over 3 years ago

    @Pithy (yeah, right)

    Yes, I agree it sounds disgusting, but I’d try it if brains weren’t so expensive and/or hard to come by. If I make it and don’t like it, I’d hate to have to throw it away.

  4. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 3 years ago

    My ex wife tried to feed me Brains and eggs the morning after the wedding…She’s my ex.

  5. MPeters

    MPeters said, over 3 years ago

    @Jeff H: Does your link have anything to do with the strip? I’ve flagged it as spam.

  6. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 3 years ago

    So, what should he eat instead? Livers?

  7. blackman2732

    blackman2732 said, over 3 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    Brain substitute (a.k.a. “The Politician Diet”)

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