Calf’s Sweetbreads with Caramelised Shallots and Balsamic Vinegar Sauce

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Shaun Hill's Cookery Book

By Shaun Hill

Published 1990

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This dish is made interesting by contrasts. It is, substantially, a sandwich of firmly braised sweetbread between crisp potato galettes. The flavours are a balance of balsamic vinegar, caramelised shallots, and good olive oil. No one flavour should predominate, and balsamic vinegar, especially a really good old one, will sharpen and enhance the delicate flavour of sweetbreads without upstaging it.

It is not difficult to make but I recommend that you prepare the stock a day or two in