Few People Remember This Freaky Sandwich That Can’t Be Found In Illinois Anymore

This history lesson may not be for the faint of heart. It concerns the meatpacking industry and the less popular parts of an animal that were being used in order to not waste any of it. From this increase in extra organs came the fried brain sandwich, but you won’t find this weird meal in Illinois.

Whether you’ve had one of these sandwiches before or not, you’ll love hearing the history of how people in the Midwest started eating brains. Check it out:

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Speaking of fried pork, check out the 10 best restaurants in Illinois to get a breaded tenderloin.

Have you ever had a brain sandwich? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Share your experiences in the comments.