Intro: A Heart for Your Valentine - Ahh, the Romance.
If you are as deeply in love with your special someone as I am, you will know what I mean when I say I "give her my heart".
If you know anything about how the body functions you will realise that giving anyone your heart would end in a very messy tragedy.
Unless you have more than one heart.
It just so happens that I purchased four fresh hearts this afternoon from our local butcher for about $1 each. They are now MY hearts and I can give them away as I please.
Now, presenting a loved one with fresh sheep's hearts might not get the response you were hoping for. I have found that hearts are much more presentable cooked, and are best at breakfast time. So here is my recipe for fried sheep's heart and eggs - the Valentines breakfast to beat them all.
If you like lamb chops you will love this. More delicate, but just as tasty.
Step 1: Ingredients
- One fresh sheep's heart
- 1/2 cup Plain flour
- Salt and Pepper
- Oil for frying
- Two eggs
- Bread for toasting
- Tomato sauce (ketchup)
- Barbecue sauce
- Fresh tomato, sliced
- Garnish - something fresh and green
Step 2: Method
- Take your fresh sheep's heart and trim off excess fat.
- Slice the heart as you would an onion. Make slices about 4mm thick. If you have children this is a great opportunity to show them the inner working of this amazing muscle.
- Mix your flour with some salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Make sure the heart slices are quite dry and then drop them into the seasoned flour for a good dusting.
- Heat some oil in the bottom of a frying pan.
- Drop some of the floured heart slices into the pan and fry until they become a rich brown colour on one side.
- Turn the slices and fry until cooked on this side too. The whole cooking process will only take a few minutes.
- Remove the cooked slices to a dish lined with absorbent paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Continue frying until all the heart slices are cooked and resting in the paper towel.
- While the heart is resting cook some toast and fry some eggs.
- Carefully arrange the heart and eggs on one plate accompanied by sliced tomato, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and toast.
- Garnish with anything green to balance the colour and add some freshness. I used fineley sliced raw snow peas - delicious.
- Serve with a steaming hot pot of tea.
Step 3: My Name Is an Anagram of Romance
So you might think that I'm an expert romantic. Well you'd be right of course, but this recipe might not be the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast for everyone.
There are some who consider the heart to be the source of all love and remembering things. These people might just shout "Yuck" and chuck the plate in your face. Pretend chocolate hearts might be more appropriate for them.
I would like to dedicate this Instructable to my beautiful wife. I love her more than I can say, more than any gift can express, more than any number of fried sheep's hearts can demonstrate.
I hope you enjoyed my ible. I really hope you give it a try. If you do, please comment and let me know how it went.