Recipe: Seriously WASPY Girl Chopped Chicken Liver

Seriously WASPy Girl Chopped Chicken Liver

I started with a recipe for chopped liver in a Jewish cookbook, but obviously with butter in it, this ain't kosher. Awfully good, though; I'll be making this often. A great way to work liver into my diet -- and yours, I hope! You can make this kosher easily by substituting chicken fat or coconut oil for the butter, but if you go with coconut oil, I'd go with one that doesn't have much of a coconut flavor or odor.

5 ounces chicken livers
1 cup finely chopped onion fine
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 tablespoon mayonnaise (or more, to taste)
2 scallions, sliced thin

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the livers, turn it down to a bare simmer, and set a timer for five minutes. When the timer goes off, turn off the heat, but leave the livers in the water for at least 10 -15 minutes more.

In the meanwhile, chop your onion, and start it sauteing in the butter over medium-low heat. Sprinkle 'em with a little salt and pepper while they're cooking. Continue sauteing the onion, stirring often, until they're well-browned, and starting to get a bit crispy.

While the livers are sitting in the hot water and the onions are browning, you may as well peel your eggs. Then chop them, using a knife and cutting board -- you don't want to use a food processor, because you want actual little pieces of white and yolk in your finished dish.

Put your browned onions in your food processor, with the S-blade in place. Pulse a few times. Now drain the livers well, and add them to the food processor, along with the mayonnaise. Pulse till you have something just a little coarser than a completely smooth paste -- a little texture is nice. Scoop this out into a bowl.

Stir in the chopped egg and scallion, and add some more salt and pepper if you think it needs it. Serve stuffed into celery stalks, wrapped in lettuce leaves, or on low carb crackers, if you've got 'em. I'm so pleased with how this came out that I'm contemplating making a batch of sunflower crackers to eat chopped liver on!
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Assuming this is four servings, each will have: 201 Calories; 16g Fat ; 10g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4 g usable carb. Loaded with vitamins, of course. An especially good source of vitamin A, B12, and folacin.