How to Cook Tender Calf Liver

Beef, pork and chicken livers are rich in protein, iron, and other nutrients which are excellent for your health. You can cook a tasty tender calf liver by smothering it in onions. Just follow some basic steps and you can enjoy a delicious meal.

Prep Time: 40 – 50 min
Yield: 4 persons
Utensils: Glasses, plates, spoons, forks, knives, frying pan, slotted spatula, bowl.


Yellow cooking onion, peeled and thinly sliced: 4 cups
Butter or margarine: 4 tbsp
Flour: 3 tbsp
Seasoned salt: 1 tbsp
Black pepper: 1/8 tbsp
Thinly sliced beef or pork liver, whole chicken livers: 1 lb
Beef stock or broth (for beef liver) or chicken broth (for pork or chicken liver): 3/4 cup


  • 1

    Before beginning wash all the utensils and the liver with clean water. Don't forget to wash your hands as well.

  • 2

    Now take two tablespoons of butter and spoon it in a frying pan.

  • 3

    Add onions in the pan.

  • 4

    You need to cook the onions for about five minutes on medium heat until they are golden.

  • 5

    Now take the pan off the heat and transfer the onions into a bowl.

  • 6

    Turn off the heat under the pan and set the onions aside.

  • 7

    Now take a shallow pan to mix the flour, pepper and salt.

  • 8

    Cut your liver into thin slices and lay each slice in the flour mixture coating it properly with the mixture.

  • 9

    Now place the liver slices (flour coated) on a plate or a dish.

  • 10

    Go back to the butter and spoon it in the pan and turn on the heat set on medium. This is done to effectively melt the butter.

  • 11

    Now with the butter melted and the pan warm, you need to carefully add the liver slices and fry them until they become golden brown.

  • 12

    Keep turning them over so that they are golden on both sides.

  • 13

    Do not overcrowd the pan with too many pieces as it is suggested that you place two pieces at a time.

  • 14

    Now with the slices still cooking in the pan, add the broth and cooked onions on the liver slices.

  • 15

    Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low and let it cook for about 30 minutes.

  • 16

    Once the liver is no longer pink or red you will know that it has been properly cooked.

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