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Old Fashioned Liver and Onions

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Liver and onions is a food that has been around for many generations. I would guess it began as a staple food when the economy was harsh, like in the Great Depression times. When an animal was butchered, they used every part of the animal that they could. Which means this has not been a popular food for many people for a long time.

I want to say this is simply because most people do not know how to cook liver to make it a tasty food. Yes, I said tasty and liver in the same sentence. People, seriously!!

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Not only is liver filled with iron and nutrients, it tastes good when it is made properly. This recipe is the one that all people who have complained about the taste of liver should try.

Their minds would be changed! Truth be told, I have no idea where the meal originated from.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How can I change the flavor so that the kids will eat this dish?

This recipe shows that the liver is cooked in a delicious broth that makes the meat juicy and delicious. As a matter of fact, the broth brings the flavor to a whole new level.

            Can I leave out the onions?

I get it, a lot of people are not fans of onions. If you need to try to use red onion, or a sweet Vidalia. These two types will also help the flavor of the liver improve.

            How do I store the liver?

When the dish is cooled completely, place it in an airtight container and into the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

            How can I remove the metallic flavor?

Simply soak the liver in a bowl of milk, as though you’re marinating the meat. This does help to remove the metallic taste. Also adding some carrots and celery to the skillet, or using a tomato based sauce to cook the liver in will help.

What do you need to make Old Fashioned Liver and Onions

            4 slices Beef Liver

            2 tbsp Olive Oil

            1 large onion, sliced into thin rings

            2 tbsp all purpose flour

            ½ tsp Garlic powder

            ½ tsp onion powder

            Salt and pepper to taste

            2 cups Beef Broth

How to make Old Fashioned Liver and Onions

FIRST STEP:

Rinse off the liver slices and pat dry

Season both sides of the liver slices with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper

Coat each side of the liver with a light dusting of flour

SECOND STEP:

Heat the Olive Oil in a skillet over medium high heat

Brown and sear the liver on both sides, then set to the side to keep warm

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Add the onions to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium

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THIRD STEP:

Saute until the onions have softened and are translucent

Stir the beef broth into the skillet and return the liver back to the skillet

Bring to a low boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cover and cook for 15 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

Old Fashioned Liver and Onions

Old Fashioned Liver and Onions

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  •             4 slices Beef Liver
  •             2 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             1 large onion, sliced into thin rings
  •             2 tbsp all purpose flour
  •             ½ tsp Garlic powder
  •             ½ tsp onion powder
  •             Salt and pepper to taste
  •             2 cups Beef Broth

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Rinse off the liver slices and pat dry

Season both sides of the liver slices with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper

Coat each side of the liver with a light dusting of flour

Heat the Olive Oil in a skillet over medium high heat

SECOND STEP:

Brown and sear the liver on both sides, then set to the side to keep warm

Add the onions to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium

THIRD STEP:

Saute until the onions have softened and are translucent

Stir the beef broth into the skillet and return the liver back to the skillet

Bring to a low boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cover and cook for 15 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 6gSodium 242mgCarbohydrates 134gSugar 8gProtein 12g

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