Friday, July 10, 2015

Baking Fried Chicken Livers

Needed ingredients
·       1 lb chicken livers
·       1 lb bacon
·       1/4 teaspoon tarragon, finely ground
·       ~ 2 tablespoons salt
·       1/4 teaspoon black pepper
·       2 cups flour
·       1 cup corn meal

·       1 lb chicken livers
·       mixture of 1/2 apple cider vinegar - 1/2 water to cover the livers
·       2 tablespoons salt
rinse the livers
remove the connective tissue between pieces
place in a container with all of these ingredients for 2 hours
drain and rinse with water
drain
(this process removes much of the harsh, bitter iron and mineral flavor and is better than the traditional approach of soaking in a calcium rich product, such as milk)

coating for livers in a ratio:
·       2 flour
·       1 corn meal
·       1/4 salt
·       1/4 black pepper
·       1/4 tarragon

cook bacon till crisp and reserve fat
pre heat oven  to 375 F with the baking pan coated with a thin coating of bacon fat
coat livers and place into hot pan
bake for 10 minutes and turn over
bake for an additional 10 minutes

serve with crumbled bacon on top