Cut the sweetbreads into 1/2-inch slices, season them with salt and pepper, and dust lightly with flour. Heat the butter in a large frying pan over fairly high heat until the foam subsides and brown the sweetbreads for about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer them to a hot serving platter and keep warm. Add the shallot to the butter in the pan, cook until it begins to color, add the sherry, and reduce to
1/2 its quantity. Add the cream and continue cooking until slightly reduced and thickened. Taste, and correct seasoning. Arrange a few pieces of the sweetbreads on each of the slices of toast and spoon a little of the sauce over each.
From "Great Italian Cooking-La Grande Cucina Internazionale" by Luigi Carnacina, edited by Michael Sonino, Agradale Press, New York
Posted by Stephen Ceideburg; December 22 1990.