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Sauteed Artichokes & Brains

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  Artichokes 2 1⁄2 Pound (Small Size, 1 1/2 Inch Diameter)
  Water 1 Quart
  Vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 5 Large
  Fresh marjoram/1 teaspoon dry marjoram leaves 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Fine dry bread crumbs 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Beef brain 1 1⁄4 Pound, transparent outer sac like membrane pulled off, rinsed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  Lemon wedges 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Pull off and discard artichoke leaves down to tender, all-edible pale green ones; peel stem ends and cut off thorny tips.
Put artichokes in a bowl with water and vinegar to reduce darkening.
Drain; slice lengthwise 1/4 inch thick.
Coat with flour; shake off excess (coated artichokes can stand up to 1/2 hour).
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat.
In a bowl, beat eggs to blend.
Dip a few artichoke slices at a time in egg; lift out, drain briefly, and put in pan.
Without crowding, cook, turning once, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add oil as needed.
Keep cooked artichokes warm in a 200° oven.
Mix marjoram leaves and crumbs.
Dip brains in egg, drain briefly, then roll in crumbs.
Add more oil to pan; cook brains, turning once, until deep golden, about 3 minutes.
Arrange on platter with artichokes.
Garnish with marjoram sprigs; season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3597 Calories from Fat 2243

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 252 g388.3%

Saturated Fat 48.3 g241.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1074.8 mg358.3%

Sodium 2692.5 mg112.2%

Total Carbohydrates 218 g72.6%

Dietary Fiber 74.8 g299.3%

Sugars 16.4 g

Protein 149 g297.6%

Vitamin A 63.8% Vitamin C 275.8%

Calcium 117.3% Iron 240.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sauteed Artichokes & Brains Recipe