Majorcan Style Brains

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Calves' brains cooked in a major way - Majorcan style. Braised with vinegar and chicken stock, then baked in an egg cream. Be smart - try brains. You just might fall in love.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 1 pound calves' brains

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 ¼ cups chicken stock

  • 2 egg yolks

  • cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Remove skin and any nasty-looking pieces from calves' brains. Rinse in cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with flour and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until translucent. Add seasoned brains and brown slightly all over. Add vinegar and stock, reduce heat to low and let all simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove brains from skillet. Slice them and place slices in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cook skillet juices rapidly to reduce. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Strain skillet liquid. In a small bowl beat egg yolks and mix will with the cream. Whisk mixture into skillet sauce. Pour sauce over brains and heat through in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
32g Fat
10g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 1500mg 500%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 405mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.