I've been cruising the offal/organ meats threads, and I'm not seeing anyone mentioning gizzards. Personally, I love the things, and frying up some chicken gizzards, livers and hearts for dinner has been dubbed "Chicken Bits" at my house. Are they not as nutrient-rich? Just wondering. Also, if you've got any other recipe suggestions other than "fry 'em in bacon grease", I'd love to hear them!
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on March 29, 2010
at 08:15 PM
Chicken gizzards have a decent showing of iron, selenium, b12, choline, and cholesterol. They're a favorite of mine too because they are yummy and reliably supercheap. Some recipes I've liked:
(Can't find my source for this one) *wonderful paprikash with chicken hearts and gizzards.
-Fry some onions and the hearts and gizzards in some fat. When the onions become translucent throw about a tablespoon of paprika on it. Stir the mixture lots so the paprika doesnt burn. Frying the paprika brings the flavor out. You want to use good quality paprika.
-cover the mixture with water and simmer. Add chopped mushrooms and bell peppers. Simmer till cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.
-serve over potatoes if you like. This is traditional hungarian food.*
- Gizzard Confit
- Gizzards and Hearts with Onions
- Mufarraka (scroll down)
Haven't tried these yet, but they are on my to do list:
on April 01, 2010
at 03:12 PM
I like to add them when I cook other meat in slow cooker. Recently I cooked beef kalky, with some veggies and mushrooms and added gizzards. Delicious, soft... worth trying :)
Gizzards are the easiest of offal to find around where I live, so I do them often.
on April 03, 2010
at 03:21 AM
I like gizzards, hearts and necks simmered in water with onion, celery and carrot. They could be added to any crock pot stew to get the same effect.
I prefer chicken livers to be sauteed in butter.
on March 29, 2010
at 08:12 PM
Fry 'em in coconut oil and butter! I like the fact that the chicken livers are about $1.50 a pound. Liver, onions and bacon. Try sprinkling a little dried basil and thyme in the oil and cook only to medium rate. Delicious and nutritious.