Sweetbread casserole

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Flour
1 cup Chicken stock or stock from
Cooking the sweetbreads
½ cup Sliced water chestnuts (opt)
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Accent
Dash of pepper
1 teaspoon Minced parsley
1 can (8oz) sliced mushrooms, and
The juice
2 Eggs, well beaten
½ cup Cream
1 pounds Precooked sweetbreads
1 cup Fine breadcrumbs
¼ cup Grated mild cheese

Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler, add the flour, mix carefully, and pour in the stock slowly. Add the vhestnuts, parsley, mushrooms, and seasonings. When the sauce has thickened, beat together the eggs and the cream, pour the sauce into the egg mixture, and return to the double boiler. Stir constantly until thick, mix in the sweetbreads, and pour into a buttered casserole. Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese and sprinkle over the casserole. Bake in a 275 F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

To Prepare Sweetbreads: Soak in cold water for 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove the membranes and simmer in water for 15 minutes - to each quart of water add 2 thin slices of lemon and 1 tsp of salt. Cool and use in any recipe calling for sweetbreads. These precooked sweetbreads may be prepared in quantity and frozen. Source: The Home Freezer Book for Better Living

: By Zella Boutell

From the collection of K. Deck

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