Liver and Bacon Mash

Posted By Stephen


Having watched Masterchef again last night where two of the contestants cooked liver and bacon, we both really started to crave it. We had to give it a bit of a twist though, so we put bacon into our mashed potato rather than having separate rashers of bacon. You can’t see a lot of it in the picture, but it was definitely in there, along with a dollop of wholegrain mustard.

We simply coated the slices of liver in seasoned flour and pan fried them. For the gravy, we cooked some onions down slowly until they started to sweeten, then stirred in some flour before adding some red wine, beef stock and the smallest splash of red wine vinegar and simmered away for a while.

All in all it was a really tasty dinner, especially considering that two portions (i.e. four slices) of liver cost the princely sum of £1. So credit-crunch (bleah) friendly too.

Jan 16th, 2009

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  1. Sylvie said,

    Liver has never been my thing. I have tried it a few times, but credit crunch or no credit crunch it just isn’t my cup of tea. I like the idea of adding bacon to mash though.

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  2. Katie said,

    Liver is one of those things I always thought I hated, until I tried it! Unfortunately, my boyfriend can’t even stomach the smell so I can only indulge in restaurants. 🙁

    It looks positively mouth watering. I’d adore a big plate of that for my dinner today 😀

    Katie xo

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  3. Jonathan said,

    This, like the rest of your blog, looks stunning. I am an enormous fan of liver, bacon and mash and am going to cook this some time this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Can’t believe I have only just found your blog.

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  4. Kerri said,

    It’s definitely an acquired taste Sylvie, I grew up eating it and used to put up with it grudgingly, I really enjoy it now though.

    I’m glad the picture made you crave it Katie, I was worried that it would be off-putting!

    Thanks Jonathan, I hope you enjoy it. I really wanted to try boulangere potatoes with bacon running through but the lure of the mash was just too much. Next time.

  5. Lizzie said,

    What kind of liver was it?

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  6. Nilmandra said,

    Liver, kidney and other innards are really cheap now having fallen out of favour with most consumers. Good for those who like eating them 🙂

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  7. Hippolyra said,

    What a great idea wtih the mash Kerri!

    And liver is full of iron too, so great for you.

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  8. Kerri said,

    Lizzie – it was lambs liver.

    That’s true Nilmandra, I like experimenting with different cuts of meat and the cheapness is a definite bonus.

    Thanks Hippolyra 🙂

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