At least, what I will do for love…
There are few foods that I truly detest…or which I can hardly abide the aroma. But liver is one of those foods.
BUT, The Bearded One likes liver. My mom used to cook liver for him and I would have something else for the meal. I would freeze packets of the liver so he could have future meals when I had dinners with friends.
Now, I have to do the cooking of liver when he has a hankering for it. Sigh. I love him, so I do it.
Today, he had liver and onions, mashed potatoes, and asparagus from the garden (yes, the season continues and we are still enjoying the bounty).
He enjoyed it. I ate mashed potatoes with a topping of caramelized onions with a side of asparagus. There are worse trials for love…
Here is Mom’s recipe for Liver and Onions.
Onions, sliced thinly
Oil (I used half butter and half oil for the onions)
Place sliced onions in hot oil/butter mix in a skillet. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook at medium temperature, stirring occasionally until onions are tender, soft and lightly golden. This can take 30-45 minutes.
Remove liver from package and wash under running water. Put into a pan and pour boiling water over the liver. Allow the liver to sit in the hot water 2-3 minutes. The liver will turn a whitish color.
Heat the oil in a second skillet. Dredge liver pieces in flour and put into hot oil in skillet. Fry until brown on each side. Watch carefully as it can burn easily.
Add cooked onions to skillet with liver and steam a short time. Serve.
Thank your loved one for enduring the process.
- Did your Dad ever make you eat Liver and Onions? (dsgnmomonline.wordpress.com)
- Liver for liver loathers (exlaodicea.wordpress.com)
- I ate liver and lived (susanbranchsmith.wordpress.com)
- Liver Lovers Shiver at the Dish’s Decline (online.wsj.com)
- Three Ways to Love Your Liver (fitsugar.com)