Russian Fried Beef Liver With Onion Recipe

Cook Time: 15
Servings: 3


1 pound beef liver
1 egg
2 table spoons of water
1/2 cup of flour
8 table spoons of olive oil
Garlic salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 onion, sliced

Simple yet delicious and satisfying dish. Fried beef liver with onions is not everyone’s taste but some people love it. The very important is – do not overcook it to get best of it.  The liver is low in calories and saturated fat. Yet it is a natural source of vitamins and minerals.

This recipe is very famous in Russia. Beef liver was easier to get back in the day than better cuts of meat.

beef liver soaking

Soak liver in water for couple of hours.  Some would soak it in a milk. This helps wash it out good.

beef liver sliced
Cut lengthwise in 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.

beef liver salt and pepper
Season with garlic salt and pepper.

beef liver in egg wash
Whisk an egg with 2 table spoons of water in small bowl and dip liver in egg solution.

beef liver in flour
Then coat it with flour on both sides.

beef liver frying
Cook liver in medium-hot skillet,  with 3 table spoons of oil, for 4-5 minutes on one side, or until golden brown.

beef liver frying covered
Turn over and cover with the lead, it will help to keep it soft and moisture.  Cook another 4-5 minutes o the other side.
Clean the skillet from the left residue after each load.

fried beef liver with onions
In the pan cook sliced onion with couple of table spoons of olive oil, stirring occasionally, until soft.
Serve the liver with cooked onion on top.

This goes well with boiled potatoes or mashed potatoes.

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