Monday, 31 October 2016

It's Only Pork

If any confirmation was needed, the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz said that if he got a brain from the wizard then he would "while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers, consultin' with the rain" which is of course nonsense because if someone handed you a brain then the first thought wouldn't be what is the rain and flowers saying but what goes with brain?
The local butcher suggests cooking the brain in a garlic paste with lemon juice, salt, chilli, fennel and coriander for 2 hours before coating the brains in egg and breadcrumbs and deep frying the lot.
The butcher then explained that brain tastes much like pork apparently but he couldn't sell me a brain due to BSE regulations and it being highly unethical but he did slip me a card with the name 'Burke and Hare' on it.
One phone call later and sat on my kitchen table, covered in breadcrumbs and smelling faintly of coriander, is the kids tea.
If they ask it's a pork joint.

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