Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course, comes bundled with bacon and mash.
Instant Pot Liver and Onions With Bacon and Mash
You know me and my approach to populist food, for the most part this liver and onions recipe perfectly represents that approach! Offal has most definitely fallen out of favour. Possibly because of that I have delayed putting up one of my favourite recipes here on krumpli.
But hey, this site is meant to represent me, what I cook and how I cook, not what is popular on instagram.
As a result, I am delighted to offer you what I think is one of the tastiest meals you can eat and let’s face it… One that is extremely frugal.
I have always loved liver and onions. I emphatically believe that if you are going to take the life of an animal use all of the beast! Apart from the lining of the stomach of course, I hate tripe.
Anyway I digress. This liver and onions recipe is not the first here on krumpli to feature offal. It will also, certainly not be the last! Primarily because I am busy working on a ‘brain ravioli dish’.
But for those of you craving an immediate fix check out my faggots and mash recipe.
Liver in the Instant Pot.
I chose to take my old slow braised liver and onion dish and update it for the Instant pot. It is the sort of dish that the Instant pot just does so very well.
Overall I have not been as enamoured with my instant pot as many hardcore advocates. But what it does do well it does very well indeed and braising cheaper cuts of meat is really in its wheel arch.
As a result you can forget about boot leather tough liver and enjoy this soft and tender beautifully cooked liver instead.
Notwithstanding this, you can of course cook this in the oven. Just follow the rough outline of steps and then cook in the oven at 160°C or 320°C for 30-40 minutes.
Traditional Britsh Food.
British food often gets a rough ride in international terms, but it is truly glorious when done well. Like many Brits of my age and older I grew up with overcooked meat and vegetable boiled until they were soggy and grey. But hidden behind the poor historic execution are incredible produce and flavours.
This Liver and Onions recipe is just one of the many traditional British recipes I have here at krumpli. I have discarded old-school cooking times and reworked them to represent everything they should be.
Whether it be my sausage rolls that have moved on from lazy sausage meat and pre-bought puff pastry. Or my mutton hotpot that concentrates on the flavours and perfectly braised meat. They are designed to make amazing produce shine! Even recipes design for Queenie are not safe as in my re-imagining of Coronation Chicken.
In short forget everything you thought you knew about traditional British food, grab your self some great frugal produce and give it a shot!