Pork Liver with Onions

If you like liver, you will love this easy and delicious way of cooking it. Even if you don't like liver, try this pork liver with onions recipe and you might learn to like it. Moreover, liver is a good source of vitamin A, iron, zinc, and a very good source of protein, vitamin D, vitamin C, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, phosphorus, selenium and other vitamins. So this is definitely a healthy recipe!
Pork Liver with Onions


  • 1 pound pork liver
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 onion (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • pepper (to taste)
Prep time:
40 minutes
Cook time:
12 minutes
Total time:
52 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings | Prep time: 40 minutes | Cook time: 12 minutes | Total time: 52 minutes


1. Rinse liver and remove thin outer membrane (if there is any). Slice the liver into 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices.
Pork Liver with Onions photo instruction 1
2. Soak the liver slices in milk for 1/2 - 1 hr.
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3. Cut the onion into rings and then cut the rings into quarters.
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4. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 3 tablespoons oil.
5. Dredge the liver slices in flour and brown (for about 3 minutes per side).
Pork Liver with Onions photo instruction 4
6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add onion and cook until onion is soft (about 5 minutes). Be careful not to overcook, or liver will be tough.
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7. Serve with mashed potatoes or any other of your favorite side dish, to taste.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Organic Flour

Organic Flour
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Whole Milk

Whole Milk

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Guest December 30, 2020 3:44 PM
Do you have to have flour to cook liver or can you make it without it

alenatrs March 19, 2021 10:10 AM
You can omit the flour and just saute liver in oil. I use flour because it helps live to brown nicely, not making it tough. - Alena

A Hit!

Guest October 4, 2020 1:04 PM
Fixed today following directions and my husband said this was the way it should be fixed for people that don’t eat liver and onions. I still won’t eat it, but he loved it! This recipe is a keeper and so simple. Thank you!

more info needed

Guest May 31, 2020 7:12 AM
the potatoe looks really nice also. what is the recipe for that?

liver - how long cook

Guest March 23, 2020 1:52 PM
Hi like the sound of this, but how long should live be pan fried for?

So simple!

Guest April 5, 2019 5:22 PM
I would like to know if you pat the liver dry before browning in the skillet? Thanks!


Guest July 8, 2018 9:21 AM
I never heard about milk step but will try. Thank You. Try whith bacon and gravy :)

Delicious dinner for one

Guest May 31, 2018 10:46 PM
Not only is this a delicious way to cook pork liver but I loved how I can convert the recipie into a single serving. Wish more recipie sites would do this.

Simply delicious home cooking.

Guest March 27, 2018 7:25 PM
Pork liver is as delicious as beef liver. Your recipe is simple, tried and true.

can we adapt this ?

Guest February 7, 2018 2:51 PM
Can you do this without the milk, or does this help soften and help break the liver down, problem is I am allergic to milk

Liver and onions

Guest January 15, 2018 6:02 PM
Love this.the milk soaking is great.

Not a Big Fan

Guest November 5, 2017 9:12 AM
Im typically not a fan of liver, but I live on a farm and the bacon stash is low so I cooked the pork liver according to this recipe. It was bomb. Ill probably cook it again, which is not something I've ever desired of liver.

Like this

Guest October 1, 2017 2:35 PM
I like the way u cook pork liver. I'll try.

I have cooked liver many

SarahUSA September 17, 2013 9:52 PM
I have cooked liver many times this way, as I grew up loving liver and onions. Sometimes I soak liver in milk overnight and get best liver ever. It's always a big hit and no leftovers!


vishenka July 28, 2013 12:54 PM
This was a fantastic dinner idea!! The liver was very tender and mild flavored. I did soak the liver in milk for about 3 hours. This is by far one of my favorite liver recipes.

Love liver and onions!

kirstin555 April 11, 2013 9:24 AM
Thank you for this recipe it worked great. I made a few changes by adding bacon and more onions to it, and some sugar to caramelize the onions. Came out pretty good and yummy.

Guest April 13, 2022 3:15 PM
Was lovely, thank you

alenatrs April 13, 2022 9:29 PM
You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked this pork liver recipe! - Alena


Guest March 18, 2021 9:27 PM
I follow a health influencer who raved about the health benefits of liver but i was unable to find beef liver so I used pork liver. I 10/10 reccomens this recipe. Helped me on my weight loss journey

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