So last week Cat, from Things My Belly Likes, posted The Creative Kitchen Challenge in which she challenged all of her followers to cook one thing that scared them every day for a week. That was a bit ambitious for me; but I appreciated the challenge nevertheless. So I scaled it down a bit and decided to cook one thing that scared me for one day… and I chose LIVER.
I keep hearing about how awesome liver is. Mark’s Daily Apple, Deep Nutrition, and other blogs like KatieDid say it is a nutritional powerhouse. When a body has an excess of protein, sugar, vitamins, and minerals it is stored in the liver. This means a healthy liver is chock full of vitamins A, B, and C, as well as folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, and magnesium.
So over the weekend I went to the local Amish Market and bought myself a half pound of baby beef liver. After I got home and started looking up recipes, I realized I should have bought some onions to go with it. But instead I decided to improvise with a little bacon instead (shocker!). Thanks to epicurious for the inspiration.
Calf’s Liver with Bacon & Spinach
- ½ pound calf’s liver
- ½ cup whole milk
- 4 slices of bacon
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Soak the liver in the milk in a bowl for approximately 20 minutes. Cook your bacon while the liver is soaking. When the bacon is done cooking, remove it from the pan and let it sit on a paper towel. Then mix together the coconut flour, salt, and pepper. After the liver is done soaking remove it from the milk, shake off the excess moisture, and then dredge it in the coconut flour mixture. Cook the liver over medium heat in the leftover bacon grease. It should cook approximately 4 minutes and should still be pink in the middle. When the liver is done cooking, serve it over a bed of spinach and top it with the strips of cooked bacon. Enjoy all the nutrients… if nothing else! Hehe 🙂