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Juliep
Old 04-04-2007, 2:17 PM
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Default liver and onions - in the slow cooker??

I've just bought some lambs liver to do for tea tomorrow night. I was thinking about liver and onions with mash.

Can i do this in my slow cooker, and if so how??

If not what is the best way you would recommend cooking this?

Thanks in advance for all help.

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Old 04-04-2007, 2:42 PM
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Don't know about cooking liver in a slow cooker - if you cook liver for too long it tends to go tough and dry - bleurgh.

My mum's recipe for liver and onions is yummy:

Chop the liver up and coat in seasoned flour. Fry some onions (and I use mushrooms too) for about 10 mins. Add the liver and fry for another 5 mins. Then add about half a pint of vegetable stock, mixed with a tablespoon of tomato puree, a teaspoon of English mustard and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer on quite a high heat for 6-7 minutes - till the sauce has thickened. Serve with mash or rice.

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Old 04-04-2007, 2:47 PM
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Hi Julie,

I do liver in the slow cooker - and it comes out lovely!

I brown the liver, some bacon and onions lightly in a frying pan first (having dusted the liver in flour first) then throw it in the slow cooker for about 6 hours in some made up gravy!

I love it done this way - i ust do the spuds seperately.

will watch this to see how others do it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 3:27 PM
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Hi julie,

This older thread might help: Liver recipe needed

I'll merge your thread with that one later as it helps to keep all the suggestions together.

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Liver is really best cooked very quickly
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I cook liver in Masala wine and Balsamic vinegar,onions and mushrooms. Not very money saving, but the liver is cheap and with mash its like a restaurant meal - but at home. Yummy
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Old 04-04-2007, 9:49 PM
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thanks for all your help

I think i'll just fry it up with onions and mushrooms (and maybe some peppers) this time (kids have never had it before and really don't want to spoil it in slow cooker for the first time).

If it goes down well i will try it in slow cooker next time.

Thanks Julie
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Thanks for this thread,liver is what I`m doing for tea tomorrow.I was gunna put it in the slow cooker but I`ll just do it my usual way.
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Just finished tea, dd1 (13yearold) was disgusted but everyone else ate it. Fryed it with mushrooms, onions and peppers. Not sure if i will do it again or at least not for a while.

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Hi Julie,

I do liver in the slow cooker - and it comes out lovely!

I brown the liver, some bacon and onions lightly in a frying pan first (having dusted the liver in flour first) then throw it in the slow cooker for about 6 hours in some made up gravy!

I love it done this way - i ust do the spuds seperately.

will watch this to see how others do it.
I did this yesterday, didn't bother with prefry and it was ready in 2 hours. Lovely and thick and soft, just how I like it!
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It seems such a waste to me though?
Lamb's liver takes minutes to cook so by the time you've browned it off on the top it's just about done?
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I don't think I'd do Lamb's Liver in the slow cooker (I usually only cook that for around 4-5mins depending on how thick it is), but it may be a good idea for Pig's or Ox Liver.
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i do liver and bacon in the sc with a packet mix its yummy
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It seems such a waste to me though?
Lamb's liver takes minutes to cook so by the time you've browned it off on the top it's just about done?
I suppose you are right but I was just trying to get liver the way we used to have it for school dinners...it was my favourite. (Strange child!)
I remember someone telling me that they used to put it in the oven on a very low temp for a long time, so thought that sc was worth a try. It worked but I certainly would keep testing for time, so not an all-dayer
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I cook mine with onions and bacon in the slow cooker, sometimes i add a tin of chopped tomatoes and some worcester sauce.

I always throw some into the food processor after straining off the liquid and adding melted butter. Pot it into ramekins and refridgerate or freeze.

This makes a lovely home made pate to enjoy on toast.

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I always do liver and bacon in the SC I gently fry of the liver which I have dusted with flour, plus some chopped up streaky bacon first,then some onions chopped up very small and any veg that I find in the veg drawer of my fridge that looks past its best.Make a thick gloopy gravy from some powdered bisto and a crumbled up Oxo cube and pour over the top.I also sprinkle some sage and onion dry stuffing mix in with it for extra flavour,in fact any herbs or even some garlic perks it up a bit,but then I love garlic in almost anything .leave it on low for around 6-7 hours and its beautiful and melt in the mouth.As I make quite a big potful at one go I usually have one portion for dinner with mash on top and the rest I devide up into separate portions and top with creamy mash, and when cold freeze. I have always made it like this as I was the only one in my family to like liver & bacon so I can get around four extra meals from a lb of lambs liver .I'm not so keen on any other liver though, lamb is the nicest tasting.A good economical meal that I have costed out at around 60p a portion depending on the cost of the liver.Often offal is yellow-stickered in the supermarket so I grab it then.
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A way to get kids to eat it (I love it!) Is put it in a casserole dish or SC and cover it with a jar of tomato pasta sauce. The liver goes all crumbly, then serve it on spaghetti like bolognese! Mine never knew they were eating liver!
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I do my liver, onions and mushrooms in the slow cooker. I coat liver in flour and throw it all in with some beef stock and leave it on low for a few hours. This way i know its cooked through properly and is so soft it melts in the mouth. As OH has a low immune system he is not meant to eat it but cooked this way it means he can still enjoy it occassionally.
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I cook mine with onions and bacon in the slow cooker, sometimes i add a tin of chopped tomatoes and some worcester sauce.

I always throw some into the food processor after straining off the liquid and adding melted butter. Pot it into ramekins and refridgerate or freeze.

This makes a lovely home made pate to enjoy on toast.

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