Liver and Onions Recipe An Old Time Country Favorite

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This liver and onions recipe was my grandpa's favorite.  For us younger folks, you don't see this being served much at dinner tables anymore. So when you do see liver and onions it's a rare treat. 

Although liver is not a dish I enjoy eating, I do prepare this meal a few times per year at the request of my immediate family members.

I do get some satisfaction out of seeing my family eating the dish and then thanking me for a very tasty meal.

There really is no greater expression of love than see your family sitting down enjoying a great meal and then receiving thanks for preparing the food.

Here is the liver recipe for your enjoyment.

Liver and Onions Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sliced liver, half inch thick
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • ice cold milk

Cookware and Utensils:

  • 1 large heavy or cast iron skillet
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 medium food storage container
  • 1 measuring spoons

Recipe Instructions:

As always the key to great cooking is to be prepared and to use quality ingredients.

  1. Prepare your liver 1-hour before cooking.
  2. Rinse sliced liver under cold running water and place in ice-cold milk for about 40 minutes.
  3. Peel and slice onions, then set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine together chopped marjoram, thyme, parsley flakes, seasoned salt, prepared mustard and black pepper. Crush and mix all of the ingredients together to form your seasoning mixture.
  5. After about 40 minutes, remove sliced liver from milk and pat dry with paper towels. Coat each piece of liver first with seasoning mixture and then with flour.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the liver to your desired doneness.
  7. Removed cooked liver and place on a warmed plate until onions are done. Place onions into skillet, season with salt and pepper and brown, turning occasionally.

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Serve with steamed rice, vegetables and cornbread. Enjoy your Liver and Onions.

There's something special about a classic liver and onions dish, especially when it's lovingly cooked with just the right amount of ingredients.

The succulent combination of salty bacon and sweet caramelized onions creates a richness that keeps you coming back for more. The liver is always perfectly cooked so that it melts in your mouth with each bite.

This old-fashioned meal is the perfect comfort food to share with family and friends, guaranteed to bring warmth and happiness to any gathering. So go ahead, indulge yourself today with this timeless classic!