Pookie's Liver and Onions

From: Wendy Lockman
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 18:43:38 -0400

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Categories: Beef
Yield: 2 servings

1/2 lb Beef liver, in one thin cut
Flour for dredging
2 tb Cooking oil (preferably peanut, corn, or sunflower)
2 tb Butter
2 Green onions', minced
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 md Onions, sliced
1 1/2 ts Flour
1 1/2 c Beef broth
3/4 ts Kitchen Bouquet (seasoning sauce)

Even if you hate liver and onions, you'll find this tender, soulful version a revelation. If you like liver and onions, you're about to see star bursts. This recipe is based on a dish by brilliant chef Pookie Turner.

Season liver with salt and pepper, to taste. Dredge lightly in flour. Heat lightly oiled heavy skillet over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add liver and fry until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Remove liver and reserve.

Clean skillet and return it to stove over medium heat until dry. Add butter, and heat until it is melted. Add green onions, garlic, and onions; fry, stirring, until onion is translucent (about 6 minutes).

Sprinkle the 1 1/2 teaspoons flour over mixture and cook briefly, until the flour turns golden and loses its raw aroma (about 1 minute); do not let flour brown. Stir in broth, Kitchen Bouquet, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until liquid thickens slightly, about 6 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Return liver to pan and cook on both sides for 30 seconds each (if liver is thick, cook for 90 seconds per side.) Remove from heat and serve immediately with boiled rice. Serves 2.

From "Regional American Classics", California Culinary Academy,
Chevron Chemical Company, 1987.

Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; November 3 1992.


Last modified: 26 January 1997
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