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Old 11-09-2008, 05:50 PM   #31
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Try then wrapped in bacon with a toothpick through them cooked on the grill.

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #32
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Try then wrapped in bacon with a toothpick through them cooked on the grill.

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Doug, you beat me to it, though I bake mine. Never tried them on the grill, but wrapped in bacon is the way to go!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:02 AM   #33
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Good to see so many chicken liver lovers!!

It's the only thing (food or supplements) that significantly raised my previously too low ferritin levels.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:06 AM   #34
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I like chicken liver pâté. Fry the chicken livers in lard, put them in the blender with cream cheese and hard boiled egg yolk.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:57 AM   #35
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Okay, I want some...NOW.

I'm pondering getting some chicken livers on my shopping run next week.

Doug, try adding a water chestnut to the chicken liver before you put the bacon on - OMG...so good!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:29 AM   #36
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Okay, I want some...NOW.

I'm pondering getting some chicken livers on my shopping run next week.

Doug, try adding a water chestnut to the chicken liver before you put the bacon on - OMG...so good!

I have done them both ways, also have marinated them in some low salt soy sauce.

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:49 AM   #37
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I make my chopped chicken livers this way and they're WONDERFUL, so says everyone who has eaten them.

Saute 1 large chopped onion in 1 tbl. chicken fat til slightly browned.
Remove them and put 1 lb. chicken livers in same pan with little salt & pepper and saute just til pink disappears. DO NOT OVERCOOK....a bit of pink is fine.

Add onions and livers to food processor along with 1 tbl. melted chicken fat, pinch salt and 3 oz. cream cheese. Taste for seasoning and refrigerate til serving. Should be served at room temp.
I do them the same way, and I love to use chopped chicken livers to make my deviled eggs--just mix the chopped livers with the yolk and enjoy.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #38
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Dumb thought I am sure but does anyone know or have an opinion on eating chicken livers this week (probably another day or two to finish it up) if I am having blood work done between Xmas and New Years.....

I was just craving them like crazy..
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:38 PM   #39
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Don't worry about it.

You now have me hungry for liver
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Nom, nom! We've been collecting schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) and hoping to find some chicken livers--they are awesome fried Olin schmaltz and ground with fried onions. My grandma used to make "chocolate liver" (chopped liver) and "vanilla liver" (egg salad made with onions fried in schmaltz) and oh how I LOVED them.

I'm craving chicken liver too but I've been on high doses of iron for anemia (tapering it off now) and I take a lot of fish oil and vitamin D. I think it's more a want than a need, but the LCHF and Paleo people say organ meat is very good for you.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:18 AM   #41
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I like chicken liver pâté. Fry the chicken livers in lard, put them in the blender with cream cheese and hard boiled egg yolk.

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I grew up with something like this... only we called it liverwurst (or braunschweiger).

Pork liver sausage. YUM! Easy, no cooking needed, smooth, and lusciously liver-y.

I also love beef liver sauteed with bacon and onions. So does my husband.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #42
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Did I really see that Chicken Livers have like 1.2 carbs per cup chopped??? I thought they had more!

I too crave chicken livers and am not deficient in iron!

Beef liver has more carbs one cup has 6.5 carbs... I like chicken better anyway!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:25 PM   #43
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I like chicken liver pâté. Fry the chicken livers in lard, put them in the blender with cream cheese and hard boiled egg yolk.

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Add a little bit of chopped red onion and I'm sold!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #44
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Chicken livers are really rich in a wide variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They contain significant amounts of all 9 of the essential amino acids, and aside from iron, there's also a good amount of selenium and zinc, etc. and it's really rich in a lot of vitamins as well, even B vitamins. All of this wrapped in a tasty fatty morsel. So it may not be iron that your body is craving.

Great, now I'm craving some chicken liver too.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:08 PM   #45
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I do like chicken liver. I'm putting that on my shopping list for tomorrow.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:22 PM   #46
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I bought chicken livers tonight!

Was super bummed they only had them frozen!

Can't wait to fry them up in butter then mash them with mayo and some hard boiled eggs! YUM! I want to try them with cream cheese soon too!
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #47
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Chicken livers are a south african delicacy they cheap tasty and best when spicy...yum the best way to prep is to fry onion rings and green pepers together till soft then add livers with pepper and steak n chops spice...simmer for a few minutes and wala youve got a tasty meal...
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:25 PM   #48
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oh by the way the aroma is sooooo amazing
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:37 AM   #49
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Well I'm glad I'm not alone with the chicken liver love -- I have been enjoying them .. The only reason I was worried about how they will effect my blood work is last time is was soooo good and when dr set up my next appointment for Jan 4th he said he expects it to go up because everyone's goes up this time a year and I want to be the exception to that rule ...

I started this WOE after an appointment in August (I had been doing WW since June 1 prior to changing to this) and my Blood Work went down dramatically and I want to keep it down like that - was talking to a friend who is a retired nurse, a vegetarian! Big walker (used to be marathoner) the whole bit and on medication and with the vegetarian diet her cholesterol never goes below 220 mine went from 224 to 145 from this diet alone in a little over 2 months. ... So I just don't want it going up from a package of chicken livers spread over a few days .

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Old 12-09-2011, 08:10 PM   #50
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Chicken livers thawing in fridge now.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #51
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From what I've found, chicken livers contain no carbs. Is this information incorrect?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #52
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From what I've found, chicken livers contain no carbs. Is this information incorrect?
According to an online tracker, braised chicken liver has one carb per cup.

Rumaki--marinated chicken livers, bacon, and water chestnuts on a skewer with dipping sauce--is one of my favorite recipes.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #53
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I love chicken livers, too, but I've had horrible luck trying to cook them. I'm afraid of overcooking bc I know they just suck that way, but pink is no good either. I used to work in a restaurant where the chef was Jordanian and would cook sometimes cook us chicken livers after work that were amazing. I don't know if they were Jordanian-style, but that's how I think of them.

Another problem with chicken livers for me... the way I grew up eating them was chopped with bacon and ritz crackers, and they really scream ritz crackers to me. My craving is for the whole package, I think.
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I can't remember which paleo/nutrition book I read this in, but it's a tribute to nutritional oomph of liver:

Scientists tested the nutritional value of various diets by feeding the food to rats and putting the rats in water to sink or swim. The rats fed various things got tired, sank, and drowned, but the rats fed liver swam for hours longer than the rest.

It does seem like a needlessly cruel experiment (couldn't they rescue the sinking rats?), but it sure did seem like liver did their little ratty bodies good!
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #55
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Not a liver fan but chicken gizzards, I can eat them all day!
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