Fried Liver

This fried liver recipe, aka Leber, is one of those quick, easy dinner recipes that you'll love. 

Among liver recipes, this one's a winner.

Serve this on a bed of rice along with a salad, and dinner's done within 30 minutes.

Prepare the liver first by removing any membrane or veins.

Wash and pat drain with paper towels.

Then cut into very thin strips.

In German, this is called "geschnetzeltes". This is similar to cutting meat for stir-frying.

This recipe uses the liver cut into very thin strips. This way it can be cooked very quickly. To make the cutting a little easier, you can put the liver into the freezer for about 1/2 hour.

Fried Liver Recipe


  • 1 lb. calf liver
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp flour
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 6 tbsp cream
  • salt, pepper, marjoram


  • Prepare liver by cutting into thin strips.
  • In large frying pan, over high heat, melt butter.
  • Add onion and liver and fry, stirring, until liver is not longer "bloody".
  • Sprinkle with flour and, white stirring, add wine.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cream.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and marjoram.
  • Serves 4

The combination of wine and cream in the sauce is a very German tradition. Since the sauce cooks after the wine is added, the alcohol is cooked off. That way, it's fine for the kids as well.

Buying "geschnetzeltes" meat (beef, pork, chicken, liver) is so common in Germany these days. Often, it is already marinated and is available prepackaged or fresh from the butcher. A truly home-made fast food.

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