Liver provides a powerhouse of nutrition. It is one of those foods that you like or hate. I have learned to like it, since discovering the amazing health benefits of liver. I have also spent time experimenting with several recipes to make a good chopped liver. My husband and friends love my chopped liver dish. Unfortunately, I have been unable to entice my children to eat liver. If I had started making this when they were younger, it probably would have been easier!
Chopped chicken liver is extremely nutrient dense, containing essential vitamins A, D, K2, B6, B12, choline, minerals and iron. It is preferable that the liver comes from an organic, pastured chicken. I make this recipe for special holidays and other occasions when I feel a need to pick up my nutritional intake. When parents used to say “eat your liver” once a week, it was done from love, knowledge and wisdom that liver truly was an amazing food loaded with nutrients needed to maintain good health.
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If it is unrealistic to incorporate liver into one’s diet on a weekly basis, then supplementation in the form of desiccated liver or cod liver oil is important. Cod liver oil combined with butter oil provides the critical fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2. I personally take Green Pasture’s high quality fermented cod liver oil/ butter oil blend. I hope you enjoy my chopped liver recipe below.
- 2 lbs. pastured chicken livers
- 1 onion
- 2 hard boiled pastured egg
- 2 TBS. refined organic coconut oil
- sea salt
- black pepper
- Place liver on boiling pan with slits or an X on one side of liver with a sharp knife.
- Sprinkle sea salt on liver pieces and bake under boiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Flip liver pieces over and cook other side
- Rinse liver in cold water
- Saute chopped onion with coconut oil
- Add liver pieces to onion and continue to saute to mix flavors
- Place liver and onion in food processor and mix until smooth consistency
- Add chopped eggs and mix well
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Refrigerate and serve with pickles, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and favorite cracker or bread
- Chopped liver can be eaten as main meal, sandwich or served as an appetizer
- Enjoy this delicious, nutrient dense food! 🙂
Written by Michelle Goldstein, Holistic Health to Go