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Liver, Bacon and Onions

Lleyn Peninsula, Gwynedd

A pig's flead. Mrs May Edwards, Abercywarch, Merioneth.

This particular dish was served for swper chwarel in the slate quarrying districts of north Wales.

Rhostryfan, Caernarvonshire.

The Recipe

You will need

  • half a pound bacon rashers
  • one pound liver
  • onions
  • salt and pepper
  • a little plain flour


  1. Slice the liver and toss in seasoned flour.
  2. Fry the bacon rashers lightly and lift out on to a warm dish. 
  3. Fry the liver and chopped onion in the bacon fat and then place with the bacon. 
  4. Make gravy by mixing a tablespoonful of plain flour into the fat in the pan, adding a little boiling water and stir well.  Boil for a few minutes.
  5. Serve this dish with boiled potatoes.

Lleyn, Caernarvonshire.


Oral history in Welsh: Mrs Edith May Hughes, Llannerch-y-medd, Anglesey describing how her mother used to prepare liver and onions. Mrs Hughes was born in 1904.


Margaret Heather Cole
17 March 2019, 21:44
This is my grandmother even though I can't understand a thing hearing her voice again has been amazing x

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