Preparing Sweetbreads

  1. Soak in several changes of acidulated water until the sweetbread becomes white and loses all traces of pinkness. This will take at least 2 hours.
  2. Blanch in boiling salted water for 2 minutes - this will stiffen the sweetbread and make it easier to handle.
  3. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  4. Peel away the outer membrane.
  5. Remove any connective tissues and gristle.
  6. Flatten between two plates for an hour before cooking.