Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Calf's liver with bacon

I've been so busy jamming, preparing & freezing mushrooms & vegetables - that's all I seem to be doing these days. What happened to all that free time I'm supposed to have now that The Girl is back in school.

So this is a dish I prepare when I don't have time to fuss around in the kitchen but yet still want something substantial & tasty. I'd already mentioned my love for offals, liver, in particular. I try to prepare liver whenever I can cos it's a good source of iron (don't know about you ladies out there but I try to make sure I get sufficient intake).

Calf's liver with bacon
serves 2

6 slices of bacon
2 slices of calf's liver
3-4 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1. Fry bacon until crispy. Set aside

2. Using the same pan, crank up the heat. While the pan is very hot, fry the calf's liver. Don't overcook, depending on the thickness, you probably only need to fry it for 1-2 mins on each side. When done, set aside

3. Pour red wine vinegar into the pan to deglaze, making sure to scrap off all the bits from the pan

4. Place the bacon over the liver then pour the red wine vinegar "deglaze" over. Serve with fried potatoes & a glass of red wine, of course


Beau Lotus said...

My Hub would LOVE this. But me, I'm very cina I only eat pig's liver and preferably with ginger and garlic...

Lilian said...

This looks so delicious...I love liver!

Eunice said...

Gawd, I'm drooling and I've just had dinner!! Will try this but with chicken liver.

petite fleur said...

Lotus - I love pig liver soup - my mother used to make it all the time. Actually X prefers calf liver fried with parsley & garlic.

Lilian - Me too but I don't always remember to buy this when I'm shopping - don't know why ?

Eunice - Let me know how it works with chicken liver.