Calf's Liver with Crispy Bacon & Savoy Cabbage

Calf's Liver with Crispy Bacon & Savoy Cabbage

Serves 2


  • 4 slices calf's liver or 2 slices, if large

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced

  • Half small Savoy cabbage, cored and shredded

  • 4 rashers rindless streaky bacon

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 1 tbsp plain flour seasoned with a little salt and ground black pepper

  • Balsamic vinegar or Balsamic syrup, to drizzle (optional)

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the garlic and cabbage for 2-3 minutes or until the cabbage is tinged golden and has wilted. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat a large frying pan, add the bacon and rosemary sprigs and stir-fry until the rashers become crispy in their own fat. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Dust the liver lightly with the flour. Add to the hot frying pan and cook in the bacon fat for 1 minute on each side for pink, or 1 minute longer if you prefer.
  4. Serve the liver on a bed of cabbage topped with the crispy bacon and rosemary.

Look out for Balsamic Syrup, the prized vinegar reduced to a syrup .. superb for drizzling over grilled meats, char-grilled vegetables and salads.


Serving suggestions

Akin to Scotch fillet of beef in delicacy and price, calf’s liver is a real treat with the bonus of being extremely rich in vitamin A, iron and riboflavin. Minimum cooking for maximum tenderness and flavour, finishing off with a drizzle of Balsamic syrup.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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