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Anyone have experience with liver in a crock-pot?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 23, 2012 at 3:17 PM

My roommates and I just picked up several pounds of both chicken and beef liver, and we are trying to determine the best method for preparing these organs.

Has anyone had success putting livers in a crock-pot, or do they just fall apart and get mushy?

Any other preparation recommendations are appreciated and encouraged :)

Thanks

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on October 24, 2012
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Thank you for the ideas! I will most certainly be on the lookout for some lamb liver

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I did this, along with 6-8 strips of bacon, for my first liver experience ever. I was shocked that, at that ratio, the liver taste was STILL so strong.

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on October 23, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I have cooked beef liver in crockpot and the result was very tough and dry. I recommend marinating the beef liver in apple cider vinegar for a couple of hours and patting it dry when you are ready to start cooking. Cut it in to strips and season it with salt and pepper along with any other spices you like (cumin, garlic powder, paprika etc...) Add coconut oil to a skillet over med-high heat and cook the liver only for a couple of minutes to avoid over cooking it. Remove the liver and add peppers and onions to the pan along with a little more ACV to pick up the brown bits stuck on the pan. My husband had never had liver before and he was pleasantly surprised when he tried it prepared this way. The use of ACV may sound a little odd but it aids in balancing out the strong liver flavor.

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on October 23, 2012
at 03:39 PM

Beef liver yes, chicken liver is too delicate. Here's are some recipes that may be helpful (try Google--there are many recipes out there!):

http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotbeefrecipes/r/bl91c13.htm

http://thenourishingcook.com/leftover-beef-liver-pate-and-chicken-pate/

I highly recommend you try Lamb's liver. It is sooooo delish! Lamb's Liver is best cooked on medium heat for a few minutes. A crock pot would be overkill & make lamb's liver tough.

Freeze the lamb's liver you can't use in a week & then slice up the rest thinly (about 1/4 inch). Coat in coconut flour mixed with salt & pepper and pan fry in lard/coconut oil. 1-2 min per side on med heat. Cook only what you will eat in one meal. You can store any extra sliced liver & coconut flour (separately!) in the fridge for a week.

829f8e29e21516004cb5059dbd00ce50

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on October 24, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Thank you for the ideas! I will most certainly be on the lookout for some lamb liver

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on October 23, 2012
at 07:03 PM

I've never tried it, but I do know that I've had the most success pan frying, high heat for short periods of time seems to create the texture I prefer. Even overcooking by a minute turns it into the texture of a rubber bands, I'd be scared to put it in a crock pot.

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on October 23, 2012
at 04:03 PM

I'm not a fan of the texture or taste of liver, so I have my butcher grind my beef liver for me, and then I incorporate it into meatloaves, about 1/4 lb/1lb of meatloaf.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on October 23, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I did this, along with 6-8 strips of bacon, for my first liver experience ever. I was shocked that, at that ratio, the liver taste was STILL so strong.

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