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Does anybody know a good Swiss recipe for kidneys?

I'm not a great lover of offal (except warm, in a jar) myself, but a good friend of mine has asked me to find out if there are any authentic Swiss dishes in which kidneys are the main ingredient.

I am aware of the fondness of the Swiss for calf's liver and suchlike, but I have never heard of such a thing as my friend seeks.

Does anybody have any good suggestions?
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Re: Does anybody know a good Swiss recipe for kidneys?

We have them in Fondue Chinoise. Veal kidneys (= Kalbsnieren). Must be fresh, and you may have to ask the butcher if they have them.
Chop into bite-sized pieces, prick them onto a fondue fork and simmer in the stock as you would with beef, turkey, etc....

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I'm not a great lover of offal (except warm, in a jar) myself, but a good friend of mine has asked me to find out if there are any authentic Swiss dishes in which kidneys are the main ingredient.

I am aware of the fondness of the Swiss for calf's liver and suchlike, but I have never heard of such a thing as my friend seeks.

Does anybody have any good suggestions?
Some people say the real Emince Zuichoise dish should have veal kidneys in it
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Veal kidneys thinly sliced, stir fried and served in a creamy mushroom sauce with rösti mmmm
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Re: Does anybody know a good Swiss recipe for kidneys?

Ok its not a Swiss recipe but is nice anw. Beat some eggs, add the kidneys cut in small pieces and fry them together

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Some people say the real Emince Zuichoise dish should have veal kidneys in it
I would agree, though I omit them.

But surely most of the replies miss the point. It seems to me that DB has managed (and when does he not manage??) to get the kidneys shipped from China. I am sure that there are very different recipes for such delicacies.
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Re: Does anybody know a good Swiss recipe for kidneys?

I have a very good recipe for Kidneys:



1 Kilo kidneys or more (the more the better)
approx. 600 g (1.3 pounds) of white bread
1 piece of garlic
400 g (0.9 pounds) grind Greyerzer cheese
200 g (0.44 pounds) grind Emmentaler cheese
3 dl (10 fl. ounces) white wine
5 cl (1.7 fl. ounces) kirsch
2 tea spoons of maizena
grind pepper
a small amount of nutmeg
  1. Take all the kidneys. Open the bin, and pour all of it inside. Alternatively, you can put it in the dog's bowl.
  2. Cut the bread into small pieces. Some people like the bread a little bit crispy, so you may want to cut it a few hours before you have the fondue.
  3. Split the piece of garlic in two and rub the inside of the caquelon with the them. Put the cheese and the wine in the caquelon and cook them on the cook stove. Constantly stir the mixture. Add kirsch and maizena, but keep stirring. Leave them on the stove for a while, but make sure it does not overheat. The mixture tends to spill out of the pot if it gets too hot ! Add pepper and nutmeg, then put the caquelon on the burner on the table.
  4. Adjust the heat so that the cheese stays at a constant temperature while eating. Put a small piece of bread on the fork, stir it gentle in the cheese and enjoy.
Enjoy, it's DELICIOUS and it Intend to STAY delicious!!!

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Old 30.11.2009, 21:14
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Re: Does anybody know a good Swiss recipe for kidneys?

Depends how you define a "Swiss" recipe. Apart from Zürcher Geschnetzels it might be a struggle to tag something as uniquely Swiss but if you yearn for that faint taste of urine you can often find rognons de veau on menus here in the romande.
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1 Kilo kidneys or more (the more the better)
approx. 600 g (1.3 pounds) of white bread
1 piece of garlic
400 g (0.9 pounds) grind Greyerzer cheese
200 g (0.44 pounds) grind Emmentaler cheese
3 dl (10 fl. ounces) white wine
5 cl (1.7 fl. ounces) kirsch
2 tea spoons of maizena
grind pepper
a small amount of nutmeg
  1. Take all the kidneys. Open the bin, and pour all of it inside. Alternatively, you can put it in the dog's bowl.
  2. Cut the bread into small pieces. Some people like the bread a little bit crispy, so you may want to cut it a few hours before you have the fondue.
  3. Split the piece of garlic in two and rub the inside of the caquelon with the them. Put the cheese and the wine in the caquelon and cook them on the cook stove. Constantly stir the mixture. Add kirsch and maizena, but keep stirring. Leave them on the stove for a while, but make sure it does not overheat. The mixture tends to spill out of the pot if it gets too hot ! Add pepper and nutmeg, then put the caquelon on the burner on the table.
  4. Adjust the heat so that the cheese stays at a constant temperature while eating. Put a small piece of bread on the fork, stir it gentle in the cheese and enjoy.
According to the recipe I sort of inherited from my Dad (dangerous cooking like BBQ, flambée and the like always seems to be delegated to men), you need 15 cl of Kirsch. You down the first 5 cl while trashing the kidneys, and you dilute them with the last 5 cl immediately before serving the sticky mess to your victims.
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I'm not a great lover of offal (except warm, in a jar) myself, but a good friend of mine has asked me to find out if there are any authentic Swiss dishes in which kidneys are the main ingredient.

I am aware of the fondness of the Swiss for calf's liver and suchlike, but I have never heard of such a thing as my friend seeks.

Does anybody have any good suggestions?

Fell into that one head-first, didn't I? Just saw the earlier thread.... You have a seriously warped sense of humour sometimes, DB
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I have a Peruvian recipe if you are interested. I have to translate it though Let me know!!!!!
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In case you ever get invited to a dinner that lists "Spanische Nierli" (Spanish kidneys) on the menu, usually at a butcher's, by the way, that's just an euphemism for bull's testicles. No kidding. I never had them, but I know folks who would walk more than just a mile for them.
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Fell into that one head-first, didn't I? Just saw the earlier thread.... You have a seriously warped sense of humour sometimes, DB
You talk like you've never woken up in an ice bath before. One of life's great experiences.

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Yeah, well... all relative, I suppose. My fault for living on the "new posts" button. I'll leave you guys to it.
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I read regularly www.saison.ch. In their latest edition the following recipe was published:

Kidney with mustard sauce.

http://www.saison.ch/de/rezepte/kalb...fsauce/detail/


I still have to try it out though.

En Guete !!


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The recipe is calculated for 2 persons:

100 g Carots
100 g Turnip
100 g Sugar Peas
Salt
Pepper
100 g small white mushrooms (champignons)
0.5 tbsp lemon juice
100 g cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
400 g kidney

Mustard sauce
0.5 onion
2 dl dry white wine
1 branch of thyme
0.5 bay leave
0.5 dl veal stock or meat bouillon
0.25 dl cream (rahm)
0.5 tbsp Dijon mustard - mild and finer version
0.5 tbsp Dijon mustard - coarse grain


1. For the sauce:
chop onion, put it into a pan with the white wine, thyme and bay leave. Boil down to the half of the content. Add veal stock (bouillon), cream, plus the mild dijon and cook for 5 min.
** Add coarse mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Put in a warm place.

** If you want a clear sauce pass everything through a sieve - before adding the coarse mustard.


2. The oven must be regulated to 180 °C. Prepare carrots and turnip and boil with sugar peas until soft. In a separate pan you add the mushrooms with the lemon juice and a very
small amount of water. Let it steam for 3 min. with the pan covered. Brush the tomatoes with olive oil and put them into the hot oven for 5 min.

3. Rinse kidney for 10 min. under cold water, then cut into pieces. Remove fat and sinews or fibre (?, Sehnen). Season with salt & pepper. Put into a pan with the rest of the oil and
broil for 4 min. Pass through a sieve to remove oil and blood.

4. Place the kidney with vegetables into the mustard sauce and serve with tomatoes.
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Steak and Kidney pud- looks yummy eh?



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I'm not a great lover of offal (except warm, in a jar) myself, but a good friend of mine has asked me to find out if there are any authentic Swiss dishes in which kidneys are the main ingredient.

I am aware of the fondness of the Swiss for calf's liver and suchlike, but I have never heard of such a thing as my friend seeks.

Does anybody have any good suggestions?
This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with ...
Recommendations for safe postage from China ?

I certinally hope not, but if that is what your up to .. then I know just the man who will have that perfect recapie your looking for.

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Waiter, bring me a steak and kiddley pie.'

'Surely sir, you mean steak and kidney?'

'I said kiddley, diddle I?'
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