Liver

One of the bonuses of buying a section of beef, whether it be 1/4, 1/2 or the whole thing, are the things no one else wants.  A few months ago we went in on a 1/2 beef with our good friends.  They opted out of the organs, ox tail and fat, and we got to have them all!  I’ve known for a while about the health benefits of eating liver, but could never manage to stomach it.  The first time I made it, I ground it up and put it into chili.  I used the whole liver and Nick swore he could taste it and didn’t like it.  I think that is possible.  I think it is also possible that he knew it was in there and his brain told him he could taste it.  This time around, I ground it up again, and put about 1/3 of the liver in the chili and also didn’t tell him about it.  He never said a thing about it.  I think it may be a combination of not tell him and using less.  After this, I decided to freeze the rest of the ground raw liver into ice cubes so that I could sneak this nutrient-packed prize into unsuspecting dishes.

Liver cubes

Well, the cubes have been in the freezer for a couple of weeks, untouched, until I read the article Why Ditch Infant Cereals? on Food Renegade.

This gave me a great idea!  I decided to take one of the cubes and grind half of it into my scrambled eggs with a Microplane.  What a success!  Below, I give you the breakfast of champions.  I already feel on my way to a great day!

Breakfast of Champions

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs from free-range chickens
  • 1/2 cube frozen ground raw liver
  • 1 TBSP bacon fat
  • about 1/8 cup cut up leftover sausage
  • a few dashes of garlic powder
  • dash of pepper
  • dash of salt

Do you like liver?  How do you eat it?

For more reading on the benefits of liver (remember, use grass-fed if you can!):

The Health Benefits of Liver on Livestrong.com

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Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 10:38 am  Comments (1)