Ris de Veau is the French term for "Veal sweetbreads". Ris de Veau are the thymus glands of veal used in cooking. Some of the French dishes with Ris de Veau are: Beignets de Ris de Veau (Sweetbread Fritters ), Croquettes de Ris de Veau (Sweetbread Croquettes) and Ris de Veau a la Milanaise (Sweetbreads with Macaroni)