Thursday, December 04, 2014

Recipe Review: Hairy Bikers liver & bacon with onions & gravy

I need a bit of comfort food at this time of year. I really love this recipe from The Hairy Bikers: Liver and bacon with onions and gravy and freely admit that I have whipped this from the BBC Food website.

I follow the recipe (but sometimes chuck some mushrooms in too) and split it four ways at 11 pro points per serving. It's a classic, and even my 6 year old likes liver cooked like this - the 4 & 2 year olds need a little extra ketchup to convince them.


Liver and bacon with onions and gravy
The Hairy Bikers’ traditional liver and bacon makes a simple supper packed full of flavour and bursting with vitamins and minerals

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Rinse the liver in a colander under cold water and drain well on kitchen paper. Melt half of the butter with the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat.
  2. Put three tablespoons of the flour in a large bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Coat half the liver in the seasoned flour, shake off any excess, then fry each slice in the hot fat for 1–2 minutes on each side until lightly browned, but not completely cooked through.
  4. Transfer the slices to a plate and repeat with the remaining liver.
  5. Reduce the heat and melt the remaining butter in the same pan. Add the sliced onion and cook for a minute or so, stirring to separate the layers.
  6. Add the bacon to the pan and cook, stirring from time to time, for 8–10 minutes or until the onion is pale golden-brown and the bacon is beginning to crisp.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the flour over the onion and bacon and stir it for a minute or so.
  8. Dissolve the stock cube in the just-boiled water and pour slowly into the pan, stirring constantly.
  9. Bring to a simmer and cook over a medium heat until the gravy is thickened. Add a dash of tomato ketchup and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  10. Return the liver to the pan with the onion gravy for just 1–2 minutes to warm it through and finish cooking.
  11. Serve the liver and bacon with some mash and freshly cooked greens.

 

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