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Duck liver salad with bacon and Sherry

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast recipe for duck liver salad with bacon and Sherry.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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Duck liver salad with bacon and Sherry


  • 500 gm duck livers, trimmed, sinew removed
  • 500 ml (2 cups) milk
  • 200 gm belly bacon, diced
  • 1 tbsp (20gm) butter
  • 1 tbsp (20gm) lard
  • 125 ml (½ cup) sweet Sherry
  • 2 tbsp Sherry vinegar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 frisée, washed, leaves separated
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped chives
Lardy croûtons
  • 50 gm lard
  • ½ loaf sourdough, crusts removed, diced


  • 1
    Soak livers in milk for 15-20 minutes, then drain and pat dry.
  • 2
    For lardy croûtons, melt lard in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add sourdough and stir occasionally until crisp and golden (4-6 minutes). Drain on paper towels and season to taste.
  • 3
    Cook bacon in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until browned (3-5 minutes). Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Melt butter and lard in pan, then add livers and fry, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked medium-rare (5-6 minutes), then reserve. Deglaze pan with Sherry and vinegar and simmer until reduced by two-thirds (2-4 minutes), then transfer mixture to a bowl. Allow to cool briefly, then whisk in olive oil. Slice livers and add to bowl along with bacon, frisée, croûtons and chives. Toss to combine, season to taste and serve.