How To Air Fry Liver In The Ninja Dual?

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Can I Cook Liver In An Air Fryer?

Liver is delicious cooked in the Ninja Dual Air Fryer. You can cook liver in any type of air fryer.

Be mindful that all models cook differently and timings and temperatures may differ.

When using an air fryer for lamb’s liver or any other type of liver, it’s important to keep an eye on the cooking process as the liver tends to cook quickly.

Overcooking can result in a dry and tough texture.

I prefer lamb’s liver as it has a more mellow flavour compared to ox (beef) or pig’s liver.

Is Liver Healthy?

Liver is highly nutritious!

A single serving supplies your daily requirements of essential nutrients like iron, zinc, folate, and vitamin C.

Apart from its minerals, the liver contains vitamin B12 which helps your body absorb iron.

It also contains a high vitamin content, important for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and vision.

Liver is so healthy as all the nutrients are retained when air fried.


Please note that if you are pregnant, it is not advisable to eat liver.

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How Long To Cook Liver In An Air Fryer?

Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness and size of your liver slices or pieces.

As a general guideline, you can cook lamb’s liver in approximately 8-10 minutes.

This will result in a nicely browned exterior while keeping the interior tender and juicy.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Lambs Liver?

For lamb’s liver, the ideal temperature is 180C / 360F.

This temperature helps sear the liver quickly, sealing in the juices and flavour.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Serves 4

  • 680 grams (1 and 1/2 lbs) lamb’s liver
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Large onion(s)

How To Air Fry Lambs Liver

air fryer lambs liver on a white china plate

To cook lamb’s liver, preheat your air fryer to 180C / 360F for 5 minutes.

While it’s preheating, prepare your liver by rinsing it under cold water and patting it dry with paper towels.

Carefully remove any veins, cartilage or fat from the liver with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.

Season both sides of the liver with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, and smoked paprika.

Next, place the seasoned lamb’s liver in a single layer inside the basket and cook for 8-10 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking time.

Make sure not to overcrowd the basket as this can affect the overall cooking process. If needed, cook in batches for best results.

Check with a meat thermometer if the internal temperature has reached 71C / 160F.

Air Fryer Liver And Onions

Want to add onions to your lamb’s liver?

Air Fryer Liver And Onions

Slice your onion(s) into rings and place them under the liver while cooking.

Once the liver has cooked remove it from the basket.

Toss the onions and continue to air fry for 5 minutes more.

Air Fryer Liver And Bacon

Air Fryer Liver And Bacon

There is nothing more comforting than good old-fashioned British liver and bacon.

The bacon complements the liver beautifully.

One of my favourite meals served with creamy mashed potatoes and air fryer roast vegetables.

Ingredients:

Serves 4

  • 450g lambs’ liver
  • 4-6 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard(optional)
  • 300ml beef or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200C/400F for about 5 minutes.
  2. While it’s preheating, slice the lambs’ liver into thin strips, removing any nasties and season. (Note: If your bacon is smoked be careful with the amount of salt you add, it could become too salty). If you have large pieces of liver cut them into bite-sized portions.
  3. Cut the bacon rashers into bite-sized pieces and dice the onion.
  4. Place the bacon pieces and the onion in the preheated basket.
  5. Cook for 6-7 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the bacon is slightly crispy and the onions slightly see-through.
  6. Next, lower the temperature to 180C / 360F. Add the liver to the bacon and onions and air fry for a further 8-10 minutes. Turning occasionally.
  7. The liver will be cooked when the internal temperature of the liver has reached 71C / 160F.
  8. Remove the bacon, onions and liver from the basket and place them on a plate. You will add them to the gravy later.

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How To Make Gravy In An Air Fryer

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Increase the temperature to 200C/400F.

The juices from the liver will collect in the bottom of the basket.

Stir in the English mustard ( you can omit this part if you don’t like mustard) followed by the beef or vegetable stock. Season with pepper.

Make a paste with the 2 tablespoons of cornflour and 1 tablespoon of water (if this is too thick add more water drop by drop until you get the right consistency).

Add the cornflour to the stock stirring well.

Air fry until the gravy starts to thicken, making sure you stir regularly.

Once thickened add the liver, bacon and onions to the gravy and cook for a few minutes more until the liver has heated through.

Enjoy your delicious Liver and Bacon with your favourite sides, such as mashed potatoes and green peas!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can use frozen lamb’s liver, but I would recommend thawing it before cooking for better results.

Try various seasonings, including rosemary, paprika, cumin, or even a spicy Cajun blend for a unique flavour.

To prevent overcooking, watch the liver closely, use a meat thermometer, and follow the recommended cooking times.

Can I Achieve Crispy Lambs Liver In the Ninja Air Fryer?

Yes most definitely!

Follow these tips:

Using Oil

While air fryers require less oil, if you prefer you can lightly brush the liver pieces with olive oil before cooking. This helps crisp the liver.

Turning The Liver

Don’t forget to turn the liver pieces to ensure even browning.

This simple step makes a big difference in the final texture.

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Storing and Freezing Liver

Refrigerating Cooked Liver

After cooking the liver, allow it to cool to room temperature. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Cooked liver can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Reheating

When you’re ready to use your leftover liver, reheat it at 180C / 360F for a few minutes to maintain its crispiness.

Freezing Cooked Liver

If you have more liver than you can eat within a few days, you can freeze it for longer storage.

Make sure it has cooled completely, then place the liver pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until they are firm.

Once frozen, transfer the liver to an airtight container or freezer bag, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.

Label and Date

Remember to label the container or bag with the date to keep track of its freshness. Properly stored, liver can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

Thawing and Reheating Frozen Liver

To use frozen liver, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

Then, reheat it using the same methods as reheating cooked liver. Heat through until piping hot.

Always exercise food safety and make sure the liver is handled, stored, and reheated properly to maintain its quality and taste.

Why you should always cook liver thoroughly!

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