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Flambéed Calves Kidneys    HT MC 25mins plus standing

Serves 4     Hot Offal Vegetables Alcohol Main Course Eggless

675g /1½ lb Calves Kidneys, washed and dried
Salt and Pepper
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
1 tbsp Plain Flour
3 tbsp Cognac or Brandy
4 tbsp Double Cream
25g/1oz Butter
1 teasp sugar
2 teasp Prepared English Mustard
1 teasp Worcestershire Sauce


1. Cut the white sinew out of the kidneys, cut into 1cm/½-inch slices then rub some salt into the kidneys and set aside for 30 minutes. After this time, rinse the kidneys in warm water, pat dry with kitchen paper and season well with salt and pepper.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan , add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and transparent.

3. Meanwhile, coat the kidney slices in flour, shaking off any excess. Push the onions and garlic to the sides of the pan, add the coated kidney slices and sauté for 5 minutes, turning often..

4. Pour the Cognac over the kidneys, and carefully ignite then allow the flames to die out.

5. Add the cream to the pan, mixing well then. add the butter, sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce, mix well and cook over a very low heat for about 5 minutes, turning the kidneys once or twice. Do not boil. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions :


Creamed Potatoes,   Green Salad


Fresh Fruit Salad


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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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