Liver and Onions

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Serves: 4
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1 c milk
1 lb calves liver, cut into four pieces
3 Tbsp butter
1 medium vidalia onion, if you don't have vidalia, any will do
2 tsp sugar
1/2 c flour
2 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
milk that liver was soaked in
3 Tbsp oil, added to pan drippings
3 Tbsp flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 c hot water

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Linda Griffith Recipe
Well Seasoned
Augusta, GA (pop. 610,828)
Member Since Apr 2011
Linda's notes for this recipe:
This recipe is probably not going to win me any blue ribbons, but this is a wonderful recipe for anyone who loves liver...I use calves liver, because it is not as bitter and is tender. Smother the top with a good Vidalia onion and you got it made. Hope you enjoy this wonderful southern dish
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Rinse liver and remove any membrane. Pour milk into a medium bowl. Add liver slices and let soak for about an hour. This is suppose to take any bitterness out of the liver...
In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion and saute until softened. Stir in sugar and continue to cook until onion is caramelized.
Remove liver from milk and dredge into the flour. Do not discard milk...set aside for gravy. In a medium skillet, melt the remaining two Tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Brown the liver in the butter until brown, turn over and brown on other side. About 5 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Remove from heat and place on platter. Smother with the caramelized onions.
Gravy: Add 3 Tablespoons of oil or shortening to the drippings from the liver. Stir in 3 Tbsp. of flour, stirring to make a roux. When it starts to getting brown, stir in the milk and 2 cups of hot water. stir until thickened

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user Linda Griffith sothernladee - Jun 2, 2011
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user Bennie Shaw mamabennie - Jun 2, 2011
Linda, I fixed liver and onions for my husband last night. He loves it. I was gone today and asked him what he had for lunch and he said the left over liver/onions. I'm going to try your recipe next time. I just do the cornmeal and fry. Yours sounds really good. I put the recipe in our family cookbook and all the g-kids asked "why"?
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jun 2, 2011
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user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jun 2, 2011
i love liver and onions. hubby doesn't care for it that much. he doesn't know what he is missing. thanks for sharing...sw:)
user Scarlett DeNinno walkfarwmn - Jun 2, 2011
I absolutely love this recipe. I love liver and onions, but alas I am the only one in this family that does. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

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