Cafe-Style Liver and Onions

Mikekey *


This is how old-time cafes used to serve this dish. Serve with butter noodles, mashed potatoes or steamed rice.

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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
calf or beef liver, siced (calf is best)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 c
all purpose flour
6 Tbsp
butter, divided
2 large
yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3/4 c
beef broth
3/4 c
sour cream


1Sprinkle liver with salt and pepper and dredge well in flour.
2Melt 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over onions and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Turm to low to keep warm.
3In another skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and cook liver until it loses it's pink color and is lightly browned. DO NOT OVERCOOK unless you are making shoes. :)
4Add liver to sauce and return to heat and simmer 10 minutes, covered, until sauce is hot.
5Remove from heat and transfer liver to a platter. Stir sour cream into sauce and pour over liver. Serve.

About Cafe-Style Liver and Onions

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #onions, #Iiver, #cafe food