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Liver and Bacon

Today I thought it was about time we had a new recipe so having some liver and bacon this seemed ideal for the thermal cooker. The liver I used was New Forest free range Ox liver and bought this with the free range  bacon from our local farm shop.
This simple recipe will be a real hit for those who like liver and bacon as it has lots of flavour.
Just before serving I cooked some curly kale also from our local farm shop.
Even using free range meat the cost of this meal which made four servings was well under £5.00.
• 500g of liver (choose which ever you prefer) cut into strips
• 2 tbsp seasoned flour
• 4 to 6 rashers of streaky bacon cut into pieces
• 2 onions sliced
• 2 carrots diced
• 2 celery sticks sliced
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tsp sage
• 1 stock cube or 3 tsp stock powder
• 1 kg potatoes cut into approx 5 mm slices
• 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
• Salt and ground black pepper
1. Toss the slices of liver in the seasoned flour to coat them well.
2. Layer them in the inner pot and sprinkle over any flour that is left.
3. Add the bacon as a layer.
4. Put the onions in as a layer followed by the carrots and celery.
5. Sprinkle over the thyme and sage.
6. Layer the potatoes over everything.
7. add the stock powder to 500 ml of water and pour over the potatoes.
8. Top up with water until the potatoes are just covered.
9. Add the Worcestershire sauce.
10. Bring to the boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer.
11. Simmer for about 5 mins.
12. Put the lid on the inner pot and place the pot in the insulated outer container.
13. Shut the lid of the outer container and leave to cook for a minimum of 2 hours.
14. Check the seasoning before serving.
15. I served the dish with curly kale.

NOTE: This recipe is supplied by Chef Dave Knowles from the UK and is described for a 4.5 litre inner saucepan so you will need to adjust quantities if you are using something else.