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Liver Mush Breakfast at Jonathan’s in Matthews NC

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Liver Mush Breakfast at Jonathan’s in Matthews NC

Melanie Wong | Apr 25, 2011 07:19 AM

Easter morning we headed to Jonathan’s of Matthews for an inexpensive, basic breakfast. My host planned our arrival well. Stepping inside around 9:30am, the crowd waiting for tables had thinned out as groups turned over of families dressed in their Easter finery for church services.
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I’d been curious about the Carolina specialty, liver mush, and found it on the menu here. Here’s a photo of the Liver mush country breakfast, two eggs with home fries and biscuits, $4.15. I also had OJ and a small side of gravy for my biscuits.
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I liked the well-browned, crunchy crust on the fried slices of liver mush. The mush actually had more liver in it than I was expecting, guess I thought the composition would have more starchy filler. Yet, I liked the mild spicing and texture. Biscuits at Jonathan’s were decent and the milky gravy wasn’t too salty or greasy. Yet, I’ll say the best bite on my plate was the home fries mingled with the gravy. Those potatoes were completely different than what I expected. Rather than skin-on, chunks of potatoes fried with savory bits that I’d be served at home, these home fries were small waxy cubes of potato with some crushed bits fried to a golden brown and then folded over like an omelet. Hash browns or grits were also an option here, but I’m glad I took the advice of the teenager in the family to get the home fries.

Black swan in Jonathan’s pond.
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Jonathan's Restaurant
10630 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105

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