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Beef kidney

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1-2


  1. Take off a little of the kidney fat, mince it very finely, put it in a frying-pan. Slice the kidney, sprinkle it with the parsley and shallots, add a seasoning of pepper and salt, and fry it until nicely browned.

  2. When it is done enough, dredge over a little flour and pour in the gravy and sherry.

  3. Let it simmer, but not boil any more, or the kidney will harden; serve very hot and garnish with croutons. Where the flavour of the shallot is disliked it may be omitted and a small quantity of savoury herbs substituted for it.


  • 1 kidney
  • 2t sp parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp shallot, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 150ml/¼ pint gravy or 2 tbsp sherry

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