About this recipe:Meltingly tender liver cooked with onions, bacon and tomatoes makes a quick and easy economical meal.
450g lamb's liver, trimmed
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 rindless smoked streaky bacon rashers, chopped
2 onions, thinly sliced
227g can chopped tomatoes
175ml beef or vegetable stock
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato purée
1/4 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt and freshly ground
4 tbsp soured cream
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
Heat half the oil and half the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, add the onions and gently cook them for 10 minutes until soft and just starting to turn golden.
Meanwhile, rinse the liver, then pat dry with kitchen paper. If it is not already sliced, cut into thin slices. Toss each piece in the flour, seasoned with salt and pepper.
Add the tomatoes with their juice, the stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomato purée and herbs to the onions and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and leave to cook on a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil and butter in a large frying pan over a moderate heat until sizzling. Add the liver and bacon and fry for 3–4 minutes on each side until the liver is just cooked and the bacon is lightly browned and crispy. Do not cook for too long or the liver will become tough.
Remove the liver and bacon from the pan using a draining spoon and put onto warm serving plates, with the bacon scattered over the top of the liver. Spoon the onion and tomato sauce on the side, then top each serving with soured cream and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes and seasonal greens.
Best liver recipe ever! My husband is a big fan of liver, but I'm not so keen. This recipe has changed my mind completely. Really simple to prepare and make. Cooked to this recipe the liver is not at all chewy, it's tender and delicious - 08 Nov 2011