Pan-Fried Sweetbreads with Morels

Pan-Fried Sweetbreads with Morels

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If you can find veal sweetbreads they are best prepared in a simple manner as with this recipe. Enjoy!


Serves: 4 

  • 800g veal sweetbreads, washed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 knobs butter, divided
  • 1 large French shallot, finely chopped
  • 100ml port wine
  • 400g fresh morel mushrooms
  • 100ml creme fraiche

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Coat sweetbreads with flour.
  2. Heat 1/2 the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the sweetbreads and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in another frying pan. Saute the shallots for 5 minutes or until soft.
  4. Deglaze the pan with port. Add mushrooms and creme fraiche. Mix well.
  5. Serve the sweetbreads with mushrooms.


Morel mushrooms can be purchased in speciality markets or online. Veal sweetbreads can be purchased in speciality butchers. You may need to pre-order them.

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