Liver Hot Pot

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 6


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • lb. ox liver
  • 1 oz. seasoned flour
  • 4 oz. bacon rashers
  • 3 large onions
  • 2 lb. potatoes
  • teasp. powdered sage
  • salt and pepper
  • stock or water
  • chopped parsley


Prepare the liver by washing thoroughly in tepid water and removing any tubes. Dry well, cut into slices ¼ in. thick and toss in the seasoned flour. Cut the bacon in pieces, slice the onions thinly, slice the potatoes. Place alternate layers of liver, bacon, onions and potatoes in a pie-dish or casserole and sprinkle with sage and seasoning. Add enough stock barely to cover the contents and place a thick layer of sliced potato on top. Cover with a lid and cook in a moderate oven (350° F., Gas 4) for about 2 hr. Remove the lid ½ hr. before serving, place small pieces of dripping on top and allow the potatoes to brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.