Eggs and brains

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Roughly chopped pig's brain mixed with egg and curry paste

Eggs 'n' brains is a breakfast meal consisting of pork brains (or those of another mammal) and scrambled eggs.[1] It is a dish of the Portuguese cuisine known as Omolete de Mioleira[2] (English: Brain Omelette). In Austria the dish is known as Hirn mit Ei ("calf's brain with eggs")[3] and used to be very common, but has seen a sharp drop in popularity.

In the United States[edit]

In the American Midwest the names are reversed and it is called "brains and eggs".[2] It is also a breakfast dish in the cuisine of the Southern United States.[4] In the U.S., it has also been served as a lunch dish.[5]

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  1. ^ Cunningham, M.; Jarrett, L. (1996). The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Knopf. p. 210. ISBN 978-0-679-45081-8. 
  2. ^ a b Anderson, H.A. (2013). Breakfast: A History. The Meals Series. AltaMira Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7591-2165-2. 
  3. ^ McGuigan, D.G. (1962). Vienna Today. W. Frick. p. 182. 
  4. ^ Rombauer, I.S.; Becker, M.R.; Becker, E.; Guarnaschelli, M. (1997). JOC All New Rev. - 1997. Scribner. p. 732. ISBN 978-0-684-81870-2. 
  5. ^ Beard, J. (2009). James Beard's American Cookery. Little, Brown. p. pt891. ISBN 978-0-316-06981-6. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 

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