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Roasted Broccoli…to go with Sautéed Beef Liver with Bacon

February 11, 2010

Yes, we had liver!

I took no photos of the liver out of respect for the squeamish.  Bob was skeptical, but he declared that the liver was pretty tasty.

In case you’d like to know how I made the liver tasty:

(printable recipe for Sautéed Beef Liver with Bacon)

Start with good liver. I got “Country Natural” liver at PCC. It was already conveniently sliced into pieces that were between ¼ and ½ inches thick. Soak the liver in milk for about 20 minutes. The soaking is supposed to make it more mellow. Cook 4 slices of bacon slowly in a cast iron skillet. You want to render the fat for the liver. Remove the cooked bacon from the pan. Do what you want with the bacon. (Bob ate all 4 pieces on the spot.) Increase the heat for the bacon fat to medium. Dredge the liver in flour that has been mixed with about a teaspoon of seasoned salt, like Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning or Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Salt. Sprinkle the floured pieces of liver with a bit of plain sea salt. When the bacon fat is hot enough to make a bit of flour sizzle, add the liver to the pan, salted side down. Salt the top side of the liver. Cook for about 2 minutes. Turn, and cook for about 2 minutes more. Serve and be amazed at how yummy it is!

Bob, in fact, liked the liver more than he liked the broccoli! He just does not like broccoli unless it’s raw.


Roasted Broccoli

(printable recipe)

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Broccoli
A few cloves of garlic
Red pepper flakes
Olive oil

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Preheat the oven to 425˚.

Chop up the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Peel and slice the garlic. Toss the broccoli, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a bit of olive oil together. Put it all on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Roast for about 25 minutes, stirring once or twice during the roasting time.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jennifer permalink
    January 1, 2011 8:31 pm

    I just tried pate….I think I just like down home plain liver and onions the best 🙂 but any recipes that you think are super awesome I’ll try Cause I know no one that likes it but me

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