Nose-to-tail eating at its finest with this simple, savoury, herbed meatball recipe. If you've never eaten or cooked brain before and are looking for a less intimidating way to introduce this incredibly nutrient-dense food into your meal rotation, this meatball recipe is perfect for you. Use the type brain you have access to — I recommend veal or lamb. This recipe is completely grain and gluten-free and is suitable for Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 people. This recipe scales up easily.
Prepare The Brain
I give you instructions here for briefly poaching the brain. It makes it firmer and easier to work with. It is not entirely necessary.
Prepare The Meatballs
If you are grinding your own beef/veal, use coarse plates, add the herbs, the minced onion, about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, the minced garlic, and the spices (except for the rosemary, thyme, single whole garlic clove, and bay leaf) then grind. Make sure the meat is cold and direct from the refrgerator.
These meatballs freeze very well and scale up easily for meal prep.