Simple Chopped Liver Recipes

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Liver is simmered in chicken broth and ground with hard cooked egg and three different preparations of onion to make the best chopped liver ever.

Provided by aj

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Meat and Poultry     Chicken

Time 1h20m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 7

2 pounds chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
2 eggs
3 onions
1 quart water
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the liver, whole eggs and one onion into a large saucepan with the water. Bring to a boil and stir in the chicken bouillon cubes. Simmer for one hour, then allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Chop one onion and fry in the oil until tender. Chop the third onion and set aside. When the liver has cooled, grind together the liver, hard-cooked eggs and the three onions. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 132.3 calories, Carbohydrate 2.8 g, Cholesterol 292.2 mg, Fat 6.8 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Protein 14.3 g, SaturatedFat 1.8 g, Sodium 260.9 mg, Sugar 1.2 g


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A simple and delicious chopped liver! My family looks forward to finding this on our table during special holidays.

Provided by KarenTheMiltch

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks     Dips and Spreads Recipes

Time 2h40m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 6

2 eggs
2 tablespoons canola oil
salt to taste
1 pound chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
2 onions, chopped
1 pinch white sugar


  • Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and chop once cold.
  • Meanwhile, heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes more. Place onion on a plate and set aside. Stir chicken livers into the same skillet. Cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. Place chicken livers on the same plate as the onions and allow to cool completely.
  • Place chicken livers and onion in a food processor. Process until desired texture is achieved. Place liver mixture into a bowl and season with salt and sugar. Stir in the chopped eggs. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 121 calories, Carbohydrate 3.1 g, Cholesterol 251.3 mg, Fat 7.1 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Protein 10.8 g, SaturatedFat 1.4 g, Sodium 46.2 mg, Sugar 1.4 g


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Provided by Ruth Joseph

Categories     Condiment/Spread     Food Processor     Chicken     Egg     Appetizer     Chill     Advance Prep Required     Sugar Conscious     Paleo     Dairy Free     Wheat/Gluten-Free     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free     Kosher

Yield Serves 6–8

Number Of Ingredients 9

5 organic free-range eggs
1 lb chicken livers, trimmed (remove any green spots carefully)
2 large onions, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil (or 1 tablespoon schmaltz, see below)
a few gribenes (optional), see below
1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Kiddush wine, brandy or chicken stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
a little paprika, to garnish


  • Hard-boil the eggs for 10 minutes, drain, and set aside to cool. In a large frying pan, gently cook the onions in the oil (or schmaltz) until soft and golden. Increase the heat, add the livers, and stir for a few seconds so that they absorb the flavor of the onion. Either pour the mixture into a food processor and process to a coarse or smooth paste with the gribenes (if using), or pass the mixture through an old-fashioned grinder. Scoop into a bowl. Grate the eggs on the coarse side of a grater and add to the bowl, reserving a little of the grated egg for the garnish. Stir in the parsley and fold in gently. Moisten the mixture with some wine, brandy, or chicken stock, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until needed. Serve in scoops on individual plates topped with a little grated egg and paprika for color, and generous pieces of fresh Friday-night challah.
  • To make gribenes and schmaltz
  • Remove the spare fat from a raw chicken and place in a pan. (There is usually a lump of fat around the neck, in an older bird at least.) Add 1 cup (8 oz) dairy-free margarine, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 large onion (with the skin left on to enhance the golden color). Remove the skin from the chicken, cut into smallish pieces, and add to the pan. Set over very low heat and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours until all of the fat has been rendered gently out of the chicken skin. Remove the skin from the pan and drain on paper towels to form gribenes or crackling. Pour the fat (schmaltz) into a heavy-duty glass dish and store in the fridge until needed*. As the fat cools, a rich jelly will collect at the bottom of the dish. This jelly forms a delicious base for soup or sauces.
  • The fat (schmaltz) will keep for up to 6 weeks in the fridge. Store the gribenes in the fridge.


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Provided by Ina Garten

Categories     appetizer

Time 25m

Yield 5 cups

Number Of Ingredients 10

2 pounds chicken livers
1 cup rendered chicken fat
2 cups medium-diced yellow onion (2 onions)
1/3 cup Madeira wine
4 extra-large eggs, hard-cooked, peeled, and chunked
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper


  • Drain the livers and saute them in 2 batches in 2 tablespoons of the chicken fat over medium-high heat, turning once, for about 5 minutes, or until just barely pink inside. Don't overcook the livers or they will be dry. Transfer them to a large bowl.
  • In the same pan, saute the onions in 3 tablespoons of the chicken fat over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, or until browned. Add the Madeira and deglaze the pan, scraping the sides, for about 15 seconds. Pour into the bowl with the livers.
  • Add the eggs, parsley, thyme, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and the remaining chicken fat to the bowl. Toss quickly to combine. Transfer half the mixture to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse 6 to 8 times, until coarsely chopped. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Season, to taste, and chill. Serve on crackers or matzo.


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Provided by Food Network

Yield 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 1/2 pounds beef liver
1 pound chicken livers
Corn oil for drizzling, 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons corn oil
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons schmaltz (rendered chicken fat)
4 cups coarsely chopped onions
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Turn on broiler. Rinse beef and chicken livers thoroughly, and cut away membranes and extra fat. Cut beef liver into 1-inch pieces; chicken livers can remain whole. Place beef and chicken livers in a large baking pan, and drizzle with corn oil (pour oil into a flatware tablespoon and drizzle over livers; 2 tablespoons are ample.) Broil 8 to 10 minutes (keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.) Turn liver pieces, and broil for another 5 minutes. Liver should be fully cooked and lightly browned on both sides. Chill in refrigerator. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons corn oil and the same amount of schmaltz, and saute onions, stirring occasionally, until well browned. Chill in refrigerator. In food processor, combine liver, onions, hard-boiled eggs, 2 tablespoons schmaltz, salt and pepper, and blend until smooth. You will have to do it in batches. Chill before serving.

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Top Asked Questions

What is the best way to cook chopped liver?
Chopped liver is a traditional Jewish recipe that the rest of the world has grown to love. I think you will like this version. Broil the liver to medium doneness or sauté in oil on both sides. Cool the liver completely. Brown the onions in a bit of hot oil.
What is chicken liver chops?
Rich, savory chopped liver is a traditional Jewish dish that brings back fond food memories for many families. My recipe for chopped chicken livers is made the old-fashioned way with lots of love and lots of schmaltz. It’s the perfect deli-style treat for Passover, Rosh Hashanah, or just because.
What is Jewish chopped liver made from?
The first Jewish chopped liver recipes were actually made from goose liver. Eventually Eastern European Jews began using chicken and beef livers; these recipes came across the ocean with immigrants to Ellis Island in the late 1800′s.
How do you cook liver and eggs together?
Mix every two minutes. Add spices. Mash up eggs in a mixing bowl. Add liver and mash it all together. Add salt and pepper to your taste. For longer-lasting chopped liver, let it chill in fridge before mixing into the eggs. Want more recipes?

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