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How to Cook Brains

Updated on January 15, 2016
If you ever wanted to know - now you know.
If you ever wanted to know - now you know. | Source

Preparing Your Brains

Always Keep your Brain Fresh & Chilled


Before you learn how to cook brain, you must learn how to handle and prepare your brain.

Picture to the right is 4lbs of brain

When you're preparing a quiet dinner for two, serving this natural aphrodisiac can lead into a wondrous & unforgettable evening. Handling & preparing this delicacy is just as important as cooking it. Let's not forget the presentation; be smart and remember that presentation is everything - when you're serving brain.

Zombies Prefer Brains

Althougth it's not really known if zombies really do prefer brains, it is known that zombies have more receptor cells than vampires and that zombies can smell human flesh from miles away if the wind is just right.

My Personal Preparation Tips


For First-Timers

If you follow these easy steps, I guarantee you'll be serving some of the best brains ever.

  1. When storing your brain in the refrigerator overnight, never use a metal or plastic container.
    Metal & plastic cause a chemical reaction when it comes in contact with the brain (which has yet to be proven) and can cause your brain to turn out either "mushy or rubbery".
  2. Use latex gloves when handling your brain.
  3. Place the brain on a clean, disinfected, wooden cutting board and keep away from strong odors (e.g. coffee maker, toaster oven, garbage disposal, &c.).
  4. Use a very sharp knife when slicing the brain, make quick slices and immediately remove the metal knife from touching the brain. Slice brain into strips (recommended).
  5. Use wooden utensils when handling the brain in a hot pan.

Who has the BIGGEST Brains?

Sperm whales have the largest known brain mass of any extant animal, averaging 7.8 kg in mature males.

Where to Get Fresh Brains


Finding a Specialist

If you can't find someone who specializes in hearts, brains & other organs, go to your local butcher and see what they have to offer.

Beef Brain

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 grams
Calories 143
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 2635 mg878%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • Always rinse the brain with cold water first - before anything.
  • When cooking brain in a frying pan, make sure the flame is at medium-high.
  • Use wooden tongs when flipping the brain slices from side to side.
  • Serve the brain immediately after the brain has turned a light golden brown.

Brain is best with a red wine
Brain is best with a red wine | Source

What Goes with Brain?

Other Great Interesting HUBS

by James Timothy Peters


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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      hahahaha I LOVE it! Still trying not to barf, though.

      Oops, I only swallowed a little barf...