1 pound pastured beef liver, cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
1 lemon, juiced or 1-2 tablespoons vinegar
2 medium onions, halved and sliced thinly
4-6 oz pastured bacon, cut into bite sized pieces
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup lard, tallow, or coconut oil
Place the liver strips into a bowl and barely cover with water. Add the lemon juice or vinegar and stir. Soak in the refrigerator for several hours. Just before cooking drain, pat dry and set aside. Fry bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and it begins to crisp up. Remove bacon from pan, leaving drippings, and set aside. Saute sliced onions in bacon grease until softened. Remove and set aside. At this point add enough fat to the pan to create about 1/3 cup total (including bacon grease). Add liver strips to the pan and allow to cook, undisturbed, over medium heat for about two minutes. Stir in minced garlic and pre-cooked onions and bacon. Cook for an additional two minutes or until nearly done. Be very careful not to overcook. Serve alongside a green salad and a vegetable or potatoes.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Shannon, Nourishing Days: real food | natural homemaking | sustainability, June 8, 2010