While there was no longer brains for sale where the sign was, in my early days in St. Louis (1973 and the next seventeen years) I would go to the Webster Grill on Lockwood Avenue in Webster Groves on my way to teach (Webster College.) The cook, red-headed Carol, often had brain sandwiches on the menu for lunch. Pan fried brains, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato on white bread. I ate many. Then, for a long while I fried them at home. Many people say yuck! when I mention brains, but they never ate any. I’m not talking about brains and scrambled eggs, which I find wastes the finest qualities of a good brain dish. Here are my recommendations.
http://realcajunrecipes.com/recipes/cajun/fried-brain/799.rcr for two fried brain recipes.
My wife, Sarah Barker, and I served ours with melted butter, lemon juice, and capers poured over the brains. There are other ways to cook them.
Share your favorite brain recipes.
Don’t eat too many or too often. They have a lot of cholesterol. Time for me to fry another batch.
I will be happy to publish the most interesting brain-eating accounts.