Just a fyi, Some of you might not be aware what sweet breads are. I no I did not no when I first started in the business.
They are the Thyroid gland of the calf.
They weigh about a 1/2 pound to a pound. There are blanched is salted water and cooled. They are then weighted down (pressed if you will)in the fridge for a couple days. This process helps remove any impurities and also compact the sweet bread. It is then peeled ( by hand ) to remove the outer membrane. Generally it is sliced Ala scalipini style ,dredged in seasoned flour and sauteed. Finished with a number of applications. The reason I asked the question was that sweet breads used to be very cheap, not considered a center of the plate item. But you where still able to find it served in certain restaurants. I paid $13.00 a pound this past week, that's a big change from the early days.Sweet breads do really have a mild flavor and wonderful texture. Goes well with lobster and wild shrooms. I just wanted to let some of you know if you where unsure about what a sweetbread is.
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן