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Thoughts on liver

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what are your thoughts on eating chicken & beef liver?

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Haven't really thought about it, use to love liver when I was kid though.

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Chicken (and likely beef) liver are very healthy, with loads of protein. I believe high in cholesterol, but not an issue if cholesterol isn't a problem for you.

 

That said, I can't personally stomach the idea. My husband loves to eat chicken livers. Ugh. I do have very fond memories of my grandma's chopped liver though :)

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They say your tastes change after surgery and I kept an open mind and have tried things I knew I used to hate....liver being one of them.  Nope, I still really hate it!

 

If you like it though, all the more power to you!  Quite a healthy bit of food that is.

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Chicken (and likely beef) liver are very healthy, with loads of protein. I believe high in cholesterol, but not an issue if cholesterol isn't a problem for you.

 

That said, I can't personally stomach the idea. My husband loves to eat chicken livers. Ugh. I do have very fond memories of my grandma's chopped liver though :)

 

Ah, chopped liver, my mothers staple.  She would put mounds of it on crackers.

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Liver is a great butter delivery mechanism as pate! I actually really like it as a snack. By the way the dietary guidelines have finally been updated to acknowledge that cholesterol you eat doesn't have an effect on your blood cholesterol level.

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Oh man I have been wanting some chicken liver or beef liver, but....I don't know how to cook them!!  I should look into that for the *next* time my husband is on a work related trip.  He won't even fathom the idea of touching them.  They don't even sell them here (precooked) as far as I've found. I know fried would be an indulgence, but I could peel off that breading and blot the oil off them!  

 

They are an excellent source of iron too.

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Oh man I have been wanting some chicken liver or beef liver, but....I don't know how to cook them!!  I should look into that for the *next* time my husband is on a work related trip.  He won't even fathom the idea of touching them.  They don't even sell them here (precooked) as far as I've found. I know fried would be an indulgence, but I could peel off that breading and blot the oil off them!  

 

They are an excellent source of iron too.

My husband either grills or broils them.

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Mmmm. Liver. Either beef liver and onions or fried chicken livers. Yum. Probably shouldn't eat fried, but given the frequency at which I I eat chicken liver, it wouldn't be the end of the world.

I remember years ago when a coworker had a housewarming party, she was talking about the menu beforehand, and bases on the items she had mentioned, I asked if she was serving pâté, and she said no. I said something along the lines of "too bad; I adore pâté", and in the end she served some. I made it a point to see if she added it to the menu on my suggestion and let her know how good it was and how much I appreciated her serving it. She told me it was surprisingly simple to make.

That was over 20 years ago, and I haven't had pâté since.

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It's high in iron. But fried being a no no not sure if it would be tender any other way. It ain't going in my mouth!!!

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 I like I I aII I had Gastric Bypass in July of 2012 I have had chicken livers before but last July when I had chicken livers I got sick  and wound up in the hospital.

 

Channing

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5 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

 I like I I aII I had Gastric Bypass in July of 2012 I have had chicken livers before but last July when I had chicken livers I got sick  and wound up in the hospital.

Could it have been that the chicken livers were not cooked through?  

Poultry livers carry a high risk of campylobacter and may remain a source of infection if they are not cooked sufficiently which I know goes against the grain because most people prefer their liver(s) on the pink side.

Did your hospital ever tell you the cause?

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The Hospital never told me the cause.

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