Time: 7 or 8 minutes.

Sufficient: Allow 1 kidney to each person.

Seasonable at any time.

  1. Kidneys
  2. butter
  3. salt to taste
  4. pepper to taste
  5. dry toast
  • Cut the kidneys open without quite dividing them
  • Remove the skin
  • Put a small piece of butter in the frying-pan
  • When the butter is melted, lay in the kidneys the flat side downwards in the pan
  • Fry them for 7 or 8 minutes, turning them when they are half-done
  • Serve on a piece of dry toast, season with pepper and salt, and put a small piece of butter in each kidney
  • Pour the gravy from the pan over them
  • Serve very hot

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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