Classic liver and bacon with onion gravy

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Classic liver and bacon with onion gravy
Classic liver and bacon with onion gravy

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Just like Mum used to make


This is a love it or hate it recipe. I love it as it reminds me of proper home cooking by my Mum!

Paul R Smith
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:636
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:27th August 2013

This is the classic way to serve liver and bacon. Quick, easy and very tasty.

A few quick tips: Cook the onions really slowly, about 30 minutes to get nice and caramelised. Cut the liver into thin strips and cook it quickly, don't overcook it or it will be like shoe leather.


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  1. Add the butter to a pan or wok and add a good grind of black pepper
  2. Add the onions and optional garlic and sauté on a low heat for 20 minutes stirring now and then.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of plain flour and stir in the stock
  4. Heat and stir until it thickens. If you wish, add a little gravy browning (or soy sauce) to colour the gravy.
  5. Add a splash of port or sherry and season to taste.
  6. Grill the bacon util it is crispy.
  7. Dredge the liver strips in a little seasoned flour and pan fry the liver in a little olive oil for a minute or so on each side.

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