Majkrem leves (cream of liver soup)

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ pounds Liver, calf
1 small Onions; grated
4 teaspoons Lard
1 pinch Salt
½ cup Wine, white
1½ quart Stock, chicken
1 pinch Pepper, black
1 tablespoon Flour
1 each Egg yolks
¼ cup Heavy cream
3 slices Bread, white; cut into croutons

Put liver through finest holes of a meat grinder.

Saute onion in 1 tablespoon of hot lard for a few minutes, then add ground liver and salt. Cover and cook over bery low heat for 5 minutes. Add wine a let simmer for another few minutes.

Bring chicken broth to a simmer. Add liver mixture and pepper.

In seperate frying pan, make a roux with 1 teaspoon lard and flour.

Stir and cook for a few minutes, but do not brown. Add ¼ cup cold water. Whip the thickening, then mix it into the simmering soup. Cook over low heat for 10 more minutes.

Strain the soup through cheesecloth. Mix egg yolk into cream and whip into the simmering strained soup. Adjust tste and serve immedieately. Serve croutons serperately.

Note: in peasant house the soup was made with pork liver and is served without straining. In elegant restaurants they add a teaspoon of cagnac.

MM and upload by DonW1948@... / CH

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