Lamb Sweetbreads from Lupa: Animelle Fritti di Lupa

Total Time:
3 hr 40 min
Prep:
3 hr 30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pound lamb sweetbreads, cleaned
  • 1 bulb fennel, coarsely chopped, plus 1/2 bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped, plus 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups white wine
  • 2 white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Pinch of red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, plus freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 liter extra-virgin olive oil, for frying
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 cup quick mixing flour
  • 3 lemons, cut into quarters
Directions

Soak the sweetbreads in several changes of cold water for 2 hours. Remove from the water bath and press between 2 plates.

In a large fish poacher or other pot, combine the chopped fennel, carrots, celery, 6 cloves garlic, chopped onion, wine, vinegar, mustard seed, fennel seed, celery seed, chili flakes, peppercorns, salt and water and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce to a simmer and cook 20 minutes. Add the thyme, sage and rosemary and cook 5 minutes more. Strain out the solids and return to a boil. Add the sweetbreads and return to a simmer. Cook about 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.

In a tall-sided pot, heat the olive oil to 375 degrees F.

Combine the semolina and quick mixing flour in a shallow bowl or plate. Dredge the sweetbreads, sliced onion, sliced fennel and 2 of the lemons in the flour mixture and cook in the hot oil until golden brown, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan. Remove the fried foods with a spider or slotted spoon, season with salt and pepper and serve with the uncooked lemon wedges on the side.

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