You’ve nearly made it through the school holidays and so here is the ultimate in high-nutrition, budget food.
Some people don’t like liver but it’s worth persevering as it contains so many vitamins and minerals. I didn’t like it until a few years ago but occasionally I’d order it if it was on a pub menu – my body must have told my subconscious that I needed a boost. In France they get kids to eat almost anything by tasting repeatedly – they don’t have to eat the food but must taste it. After a few times, usually they like it. Take a look at this article by the Sustainable Food Trust.
Liver and Onions to serve 2
Slice one medium onion 20p
Fry in a knob of butter for 3 mins 10p
Put the onion in a bowl
Add a teaspoon of coconut oil 5p
Fry 400g sliced liver until browned all over 80p
Turn down the heat and leave to cook slowly
Boil 500g potatoes for 15 mins 25p
(I don’t know why you need more when you’re going to mash them than just eating them boiled but you do!)
For the last 2 minutes, chop and steam a heap of kale 30p
or cabbage 10p
over your potatoes
Put the onions back in the pan with the liver
Drain the potatoes and mash with butter and milk 12p
Total for the most nutritious food on the planet £1.82.
That’s 91p per person with kale or 81p with cabbage.
NB If you take warfarin, you’ll need to choose a different dinner as liver and kale are both high in vitamin K.