Absolute Best Liver and Onions

“This recipe will turn liver haters into converts. Very simple! The three things that will set your liver above all others are: 1) soak in milk, 2)turn liver as little as possible and 3) don’t overcook!”

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds sliced beef liver
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, or as needed
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 large Vidalia onions, sliced into rings
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Gently rinse liver slices under cold water, and place in a medium bowl. Pour in enough milk to cover. Let stand while preparing onions. (I like to soak up to an hour or two – whatever you have time for.) This step is SO important in taking the bitter taste of the liver out.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Separate onion rings, and saute them in butter until soft. Remove onions, and melt remaining butter in the skillet. Season the flour with salt and pepper, and put it in a shallow dish or on a plate. Drain milk from liver, and coat slices in the flour mixture.
  3. When the butter has melted, turn the heat up to medium-high, and place the coated liver slices in the pan. Cook until nice and brown on the bottom. Turn, and cook on the other side until browned. Add onions, and reduce heat to medium. Cook a bit longer to taste. Our family prefers the liver to just barely retain a pinkness on the inside when you cut to check. Enjoy!

Lessons Learned:

I have tried this recipe a few times and highly recommend it. Adding some potatoes makes a complete meal because every meal is better with potatoes.

Roasted Duck

Ingredients:

Timing:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Rub salt, pepper, and paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Taken from here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/65147/roasted-duck/

I made this on April 14, 2019 and it was so simple and so great!

Garlic Herbed Grilled Tuna Steaks

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, oil, garlic and thyme. Add the tuna; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for up to 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Remove tuna from bag; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Grill tuna, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center.

White Texas Sheet Cake