Friday, February 24, 2012
Liver & Onions
LIVER & ONIONS - what comes to your mind first? Yum -- or -- ugh!! Mr. Cardigan loooooves it, but I am in the latter category. So, my friends ---- this is what I do for love!!!!
This is how he likes to eat it - with a baked potato and a side of beets --
Liver & Onions
pkg. of liver
salt & pepper
I just dump some flour in a bowl/container (big/wide enough that I can coat the liver in it) and throw in some dashes of salt and pepper. Mix this up. I melt about a 1/2 cup of Crisco in a skillet. Once melted and hot I then coat both sides (sometimes repeating if need be) of the liver in the flour mixture. Start cooking in the hot skillet. I cook on medium heat cooking both sides of the liver - then put it on a low heat and turn occasionally . I test for it being ready by using a knife - if nice and tender and cuts easily then it's done. (Time estimate -- maybe a half hour)
For the onions -- while the liver starts to cook I melt some butter or margarine in a small skillet. Again, use medium heat. I slice one large onion or the equivalent and add it to the melted butter. Once the onion starts to soften I lower the heat and put a cover on -- keeping my eye on it. I try to time it so they are finished the same time as the liver.
Here is the flour mixture --
Crisco in the pan --
Coating the liver in flour --
In the skillet - starting to fry --
Starting to turn them over --
Cooking on both sides --
Now, lower the heat and cover (keep an eye and turn them a few times) --
When the liver starts to cook start to melt the butter --
Add the sliced onions --
Cook until the onions are soft --
As I said I am not a fan of this, but make it for Mr. Cardigan. It is a fairly inexpensive meal and he is very happy!!! What do I make for myself -- you are not going to believe this -- turkey pot pies!!!! And, I am very happy!!!!! (Just the store bought - by Banquet)
As Lucy continues to hope for a trip to the warm and sunny south -- she lays in the sun and dreams about it --
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