Smothered Liver

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of liver, 1/2inch thick, preferably calves liver
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely mashed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Flour, as needed
  • 8 slices bacon, fried crisp, bacon grease reserved
  • 2 cups chicken stock
Directions

Marinate the liver in a mixture of the vinegar, Worcestershire, dry mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper for 30 to 60 minutes.

Remove the liver from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Pat the liver dry and dust it with flour. In a heavy skillet, over a mediumhigh heat, sear the liver in a little of the reserved bacon grease. Turn the liver only once to avoid overcooking. Remove the liver to a platter and cover with loosely tented foil to keep warm.

Drain the excess bacon grease from the skillet. Place the reserved marinade and chicken stock in the skillet, over a mediumhigh heat, and reduce by half. Pour this sauce over the liver and serve with the crisp bacon slices and pickled serranos or jalapenos on the side.


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