Friday, April 19, 2013

Homemade Chopped Liver

For some reason chopped liver gets a bad rap, but it's one of my husband's favorite foods, and I love it too.

If you are a bit squeamish, you might not want to keep scrolling down, since the image of chicken livers isn't necessarily calming for your tummy:)

I use my mother in law's recipe (she of the fluffy matzoh ball fame).

Chopped Liver:

1 pound chicken livers (I got them at the butcher, but Safeway has them frozen too)
2 hard-boiled eggs or 4 hard-boiled egg whites
1/2 an onion
4 tablespoons Schmaltz

Let me stop right here to say that I don't keep schmaltz on hand (it's rendered chicken fat). So when I knew I was going to make this, I made a batch of my Engagement Chicken, then just poured the juices out into a ball jar (my favorite for packing school lunches) and popped it in the fridge.

how to render chicken fat yourself into schmaltz

Start by sautéing the onion in 2 tablespoons of schmaltz.

Sauteing onions in schmaltz

Once the onion is soft and translucent, pour the whole thing into your food processor.

Next, sauté the chicken livers (defrosted in the fridge if needed) in the remaining schmaltz for about 10 minutes until cooked through.

Cooking chicken livers to make your own chopped liver

Add that to the food processor, with the eggs, onion, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Making chopped liver at home

Whir it around a bit and you are done.

I like to leave a little bit of texture in mine, otherwise it's like eating chicken liver baby food which is the most disgusting thing I've ever typed or even thought of:)

No "after" pic, since it was devoured before I even had a chance:)

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Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I LOVE liver too! Only me and my mom... I will totally have to try this recipe. I like my liver with a little bit of flour and sautéd onions!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I want to say I'm not a fan of liver, but I've honestly never had it. Not sure these pictures make me want to either haha! ;)

Kelly said...

I'm with Ashley - as soon as I saw the title of this post, I thought "oh I don't like chopped liver," but then I realized I actually have no idea! Bucket list? haha

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I remember eating liver as a child (and teenager). It's really good for you. Sadly, I have not made it for my family...not sure they'll like it

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