Chicken Livers W/Caramelized Onion and Madeira

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 32mins




  • In a frying pan, heat 2 Tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat.
  • Add the onions, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper and sugar.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are well browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the onions from the pan and put on a serving platter or individual plates and keep warm.
  • In the same frying pan, heat the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil over moderately high heat.
  • Season the chicken livers with the remaining salt & pepper.
  • Put the livers in the pan, in two batches if necessary, and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook until browned, about 2 minutes longer.
  • The livers should still be pink inside.
  • Remove the chicken livers from the pan and put them on top of the onions.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add Madeira.
  • Boil rapidly, scraping the bottom of the pan to dislodge any brown bits, for 1 minute.
  • Pour the sauce over the livers and the onions.
  • Top with egg (if using) and parsley.
  • Variations: Use 1/2 cup of Sherry or 1/2 cup of Port instead of Madeira.