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What are your favorite offal recipes?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 18, 2012 at 6:43 AM

I found this great deal on pastured meat from a local farm near Nashville, TN, $30 for a 25# bag of misc. I was hoping it would have some meat scraps, but it was nearly a third goat heart, half pork neck bones and a smattering of other offal from pigs, lambs and goats. the neck bones are going toward homemade stocks. I have looked at the popular sites for offal recipes and have been surprised how few there are. I know there are plenty here with the same problem. So, Where can one find great recipes for organ meats?

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on August 26, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Thanks for the link! I made heat stew from the goat hearts. I was surprised that my picky son liked it and even took seconds! They now have some delivery in Georgia and Florida, if you are there. In this area the farmers markets are really popular and the prices are not bad.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Thanks! Always looking for good recipes.

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Peaceful Pastures. They deliver to the Franklin or West Nashville Farmers Markets. The url is below. http://peacefulpastures.com/store/index.php?cPath=36&osCsid=20e732d0da3f26960eb853de9aacfcbb

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on February 26, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Oh, man, just seeing this! I'm in Nashville. Who had that special?

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on February 23, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Chilli and cocoa work with lots of other foods like kidneys or even coffee. For heart I would probably turn it into a sauce of somesort.

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Another great suggestion. Would that work with heart or kidneys too?

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:44 PM

I'll have to try that!

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:07 PM

I the bacon fat to fry the onions until they carmelize and then add the liver - fantastic.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:44 PM

so true. +1. yum.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:13 PM

CM, thanks for the suggestions. Frying in pastured butter with eggs sounds great. Mmmm.

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on February 18, 2012
at 09:11 PM

I found a recipe that used sliced apples, bacon and onions. It was really good. I love liver just never had the rest.

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on February 18, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Thanks for the links! :)

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on February 18, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Have to try that. I eat my liver in a pate, which is also delicious.

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on February 18, 2012
at 06:53 AM

When I went to Whole Foods and told them I was curious to taste beef liver, I asked them what's the best way to cook it. They said to pan-fry it with onions. So that's what I did. Coconut oil, then added red onions (and now I add shiitake mushrooms as well), then add the liver since I find it cooks fairly quickly. But yeah I think that's about as simple as it can get. I don't even add seasoning to it because I actually like the taste of liver. Kidneys not so much. It smelled like the men's restroom in my kitchen.

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on February 18, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Have to try that. I eat my liver in a pate, which is also delicious.

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on February 18, 2012
at 09:11 PM

I found a recipe that used sliced apples, bacon and onions. It was really good. I love liver just never had the rest.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:07 PM

I the bacon fat to fry the onions until they carmelize and then add the liver - fantastic.

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on February 18, 2012
at 11:16 AM

Braised chicken hearts. I've made chicken hearts before but they didn't come out too well. Braised them last week in some bone stock and red wine, and they were so good I would have eaten another 300g if I could. It's like candy, no kidding.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:44 PM

so true. +1. yum.

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on February 18, 2012
at 08:00 AM

Kidney curry. I absolutely love it!

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on February 18, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Here's a link that comes up fairly often when I google a newly found nasty bit of critter: http://www.seriouseats.com/cgi-bin/mte/mt-search.cgi?__mode=gsearch&blog_id=34&site=Recipes&IncludeBlogs=34&limit=20&search=The+nasty+bits

And here's the author's blog:

http://www.theoffalcook.com/

Added: 2/26:

I just clicked the link above and didn't get what I thought I was going to get.
This works, but isn't direct:

Go to http://www.seriouseats.com/

In search Serious Eats box type either the particular part you want recipes for or type "nasty bits" to get a list of all her recipes.

(I'm red cooking some pig ears while I type this. I've never had them and I'm looking forward to it.)

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on February 18, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Thanks for the links! :)

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on February 18, 2012
at 07:51 AM

I love sliced beef heart fried in butter. Use the beefy juice left in the pan to make a sauce either with stock or red wine. Delicious with mashed potatoes and greens.

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on February 18, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Liver + cinnamon!

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:44 PM

I'll have to try that!

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on February 18, 2012
at 09:10 PM

Beef Liver with Onions and Pecans

Regardless of the recipe title, the star is the cloves. I'm not a huge fan of the liver taste, but the cloves were really tasty and masked the smell enough that my pregnant wife wasn't upset that I made it.

Heart makes great jerky.

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on February 18, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Chicken liver pate - no real recipe since I'm usually only cooking one liver from the chicken I'm roasting. Just the poached liver with some sauteed onion, with butter or bacon fat, salt, pepper and whatever spices I think it needs at the time. Usually a snack while I'm cooking with whatever raw veggies I have around.

Definitely trying that liver and jalape??o recipe next week! Just came back from the weekly gather at the farmer's market so budget is blown :D

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on February 18, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Liverwurst from wellness meats.....I just slice it and eat it cold, no prep no fuss.

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on February 18, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Heart I would chop up finely and add to stews and chilis, but I only say that because I once, unexpectedly, got a large chunk of heart in some beef stew and the texture freaked me out. If you have a food grinder and a lot of other miscellaneous organs, the easiest thing to do would just be to make bulk sausage and freeze it in patties.

My favorite way to eat offal is to split a jalapeno in half, fit it with a small piece of beef liver, wrap in bacon, grill and eat. Forget onions, liver loves chiles! My second favorite offal recipe is just plain ol' stock, nothing exciting, but it makes stews and sauces super awesome.

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on February 18, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I cook the following in an iron skillet, and very much enjoy them:

Beef bacon and liver with chives or green onions and white pepper Veal brains scrambled in pastured butter w/ chives and white pepper

It's nice to read what kind of offal others eat. Thanks for the thread. :)

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:29 AM

A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:34 PM

Thanks! Always looking for good recipes.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Ox liver fried in onions, cocoa powder and chilli.

A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:45 PM

Another great suggestion. Would that work with heart or kidneys too?

07243c7700483a67386049f7b67d90a4

on February 23, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Chilli and cocoa work with lots of other foods like kidneys or even coffee. For heart I would probably turn it into a sauce of somesort.

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on February 19, 2012
at 01:09 AM

I second the liverwurst suggestion from US Wellness. Their head cheese and braunschweiger are also excellent.

My favorite way to eat liverwurst, braun, head cheese, bloodwurst, etc. is to slice it into patties and fry it up with some Kerrygold and a side of eggs. Delish.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:13 PM

CM, thanks for the suggestions. Frying in pastured butter with eggs sounds great. Mmmm.

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on February 19, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Tripe soup with chicken and pork. I call it "pseudo menudo".

I also use tripe in clam chowder and the broth in apple cider, and I ought to get busy and discover a lot more uses for it. Very versatile, like zero-carb pasta.

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on February 18, 2012
at 10:00 PM

Check out The Nourishing Cook site. All the recipes from Nourishing Traditions, including my fave chicken liver pat?? recipe!

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on August 23, 2013
at 11:11 PM

Wow that is an awesome price for offal, I wish I lived in TN!

A good resource for offal recipes is hhtp://www.offaltasty.com .

One recipe I really enjoy is heart stew, it tastes great that way and it works out well since heart needs to be cooked low and slow to make it tender.

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on August 26, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Thanks for the link! I made heat stew from the goat hearts. I was surprised that my picky son liked it and even took seconds! They now have some delivery in Georgia and Florida, if you are there. In this area the farmers markets are really popular and the prices are not bad.

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