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Aug 7, 2012 12:00 PM

Cooking Liver [split from Manhattan]

(Note: this post was split from the Manhattan board at: -- The Chowhound Team)

I do not live in the city, but I do want to tell you how to prepare the liver.
The way I do it- I sautee onions separately...rinse off the liver and pat dry, then dust with flour put in preheated pan with hot oil and sear quickly on both sides till med brown on medium flame , then top with caramelized onions, season with salt and pepper if desired and cover for few min....Depending how thin slices are.
Better when it is still pink inside...It will soft as butter...Enjoy!

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  1. I assume that you're preparing calves liver as opposed to pork liver, beef liver or chicken livers? Since I am not a New Yorker, I need more details than you have supplied. I grew in Chicago where more details are supplied.

    1. How can you have liver and onions without bacon?? That's a criminal offense.

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      1. re: mucho gordo

        Definitely a criminal offence.

        Thinly sliced lamb's liver. Quickly fried. Bacon also fried but not to the crispy stage. Onions softened to form the base of the gravy which is also a necessity.

        1. re: Harters

          Speaking of gravy, my mother would also add a can of mushrooms in a brown gravy, Superb!

        2. re: mucho gordo

          D'accordo! (I agree!) For those who keep Kosher, turkey bacon may work. For those who eat a halal diet, I do not know.

          1. re: ChiliDude

            As someone who grew up eating liver on a halal diet, I can say that our soy sauce marinade and the occasional turmeric, yogurt and tomato could not compete with my post-halal diet of bacon.

          2. re: mucho gordo

            There's liver and onions and there's liver and bacon - never the twain shall meet (at least not in my fry pan).

          3. One simple preparation I like is beef liver marinated in soy sauce and lemon juice, then pan-fried with garlic and onions.

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            1. re: FoodPopulist

              Please stop! I'm salivating all over my T-shirt just at the thought of eating that wonderful preparation.