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Posted: Tuesday 21 October, 2008

by Rosemary at 8:50pm in Recipes 2 comments Add your own

I like kidney. I also like liver. I've never tried any other offal. Dan doesn't like either. His family must have been posh. Given the above, I eat kidney and liver when Dan's away on business.

Now, I'm not a great cook. I like baking but cooking kind of stresses me. I can follow a recipe, and I love eating good food but I'm not what you would call a "natural cook". Dan's the cook in our house. I also hate wasting food - good Scottish Presbyterian upbringing, you see. Thrifty.

Tonight I had a bit of a challenge. I took lambs' kidney out of the freezer yesterday; I had to cook it tonight and I couldn't find a recipe that didn't need things I didn't have. So I made one up!

I sauteed onion in butter and olive oil, added the kidneys, mustard and a good glug of sherry and let it gently cook until tender. I served this (to myself) on hot buttered toast, with a good grinding of black pepper. And it was lovely, although I say it myself. The dogs were frantic and I did feel a bit bad eating it all myself.

But not too bad!

PS sorry, no photos.



Wednesday 22 October, 2008 at 10:07am

I don't like kidneys, but I do like liver. Just thought you ought to know!

Don't you think that cooking for ones self is never as good as cooking for others? It never ceases to amaze me how important cooking and eating together is to maintain the fabric of family and I think that losing this is at the root of many of our social ills.


Wednesday 22 October, 2008 at 9:35pm

I agree - I think that's why I like baking - it's like treating everyone. I love having folk over for a meal - especially sine I only do puddings, set the table and pour drinks!!

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