eating indie in indy

Sero’s Family Restaurant 11720 E. Washington Street

This place is like several around town. Family owned and operated with huge menus offering large portions and breakfast served all day. It may be tempting to slip in a phrase like “cookie cutter” but that would hardly be accurate. You may find an identical menu at some other joint but the preparation is far from identical. That is probably why I order liver and onions so often. I always expect that I will be pleasantly surprised.

Yep I did it again. Liver and onions with potato choice and one other side for $9.99. I like my onions well carmelized and the meat medium rare. I understand that a thin slice of liver is hard to get medium rare but it can be cooked to medium rather easily. Well obviously the onions missed the mark and the liver was over cooked. It was also over breaded. I contend a light coating of flour is sufficient but here they seem to have used an actual breading. So the result was that you mainly tasted the coating, with a slight flavor of liver. I would make it at home but the store where I used to buy my liver does not handle it anymore. They used to sell fresh slices that were one half inch thick and cooked up a delightful mid-rare.

For my second side I opted for green beans. They were really pretty good. They were canned but had bits of onion and tomato in them. Pretty tasty.

Pat’s diet plate was $10.99, so we actually got quite a bit of food for our money. Don’t let my liver experience dissuade you from trying this place out. I am reasonably certain you will find something you will enjoy. I just don’t recommend the liver and onions.

9 responses

  1. Well, that’s a shame because I love liver and onions, and the picture looked lovely, aside from the non-caramelized onions (which should be mandatory).

    November 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    • I know. I guess I will have to get my liver fix some other way. It is a double shame because I am pretty sure this one plate is not indicative of that joint’s cooking ability. Well there is always chicken liver.

      November 3, 2019 at 7:22 am

      • I’ll take that, too!

        November 3, 2019 at 8:38 am

  2. My grandmother made liver and onions that I swear would make anyone want to eat liver and onions — always with mash and gravy, of course! Also, I remember as a kid, the Waffle House, the one with the sun and moon sign, had good liver and onions. Beyond that, my experiences have led me not to order it 😦
    We’ve been to Sero’s for brekkie several times. My in-laws liked it very much. For us — It’s okay. I think the thing is the people there are exceptionally pleasant. So you know, to have someone nice serve you a hot plate of good food, that’s a win.

    November 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    • You are so right I never expect great just good and this time taught me the only liver and onions I eat anymore will be what I cook. From what I saw it is definitely a senior joint. At least on Wednesday.

      November 3, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      • I’d love to eat your liver and onions 🙂

        November 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

      • If I can’t find the liver I want I won’t be having any. I usually use cream for the pan gravy but always smashed taters.

        November 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      • Yummy! I miss Atlas. I hope you find some liver soon.

        November 3, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      • thanks.

        November 3, 2019 at 5:28 pm

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