It can be pretty tricky to try and convince people to give livers a chance. However, this recipe for fried chicken livers is a great way to introduce your family to the tastiness of liver by basically turning it into fried chicken.
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Fried Chicken Livers
Everyone has this connotation with liver as being a sort of extremely disgusting, undesirable cut of meat.
However, just like with most foods that people assume are gross, when prepared properly, livers are actually super delicious.
Not only are they packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, but livers can also have this silky, supple and tender flavor to them that is pretty much impossible to replicate in other recipes.
To help ease your friends and family into the joy of eating livers, try serving it to them fried like fried chicken – they might not even realize they are eating livers until they have finished!
Fried Chicken Livers Ingredients
Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.
• Chicken livers
• All-purpose flour
• Garlic powder
• Salt & pepper
• Vegetable oil
How To Make Fried Chicken Livers
• Place the chicken livers in a colander and rinse with water
• Drain the livers well
• In a medium-sized bowl add the eggs and the milk and whisk until well blended
• In a large Ziploc bag, add the flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and shake it all to combine
•Heat the oil in a large saucepan with a lid on medium / high heat
• Take one chicken liver at a time and pierce it with a fork or a toothpick all over
• Dunk the chicken liver in the egg and milk mixture, and then put it in the bag with the flour mixture, shaking it to coat it well
• Add the livers to the pan, and cook in small batches
• Cover the pan of oil with a frying screen or a lid that can let steam escape, but without burning you as the livers fry and spit oil – make sure not to crowd the pan!
• Remove the livers after turning them once and ensuring they are browned on both sides
• Place the cooked livers onto a paper towel to absorb excess oil and serve with a dipping sauce like Ranch or just a regular hot sauce instead
How To Avoid Burning Yourself While Frying The Livers
One of the biggest problems with frying livers, or really frying any food, is their tendency to splash and spit oil at you while they are cooking.
Cooking with hot oil is always a pretty dangerous thing, as even the slightest drop of hot oil on your skin can actually cause pretty quick injuries.
Livers are that much more dangerous, however, because of how much moisture they have. No matter how much you try to dry them off, the sheer amount of water inside of them will ensure that at least a little bit of liquid will leak out and explode as it cooks in the oil.
To avoid any unnecessary oil burns, make sure that you are always super careful when working around hot oil. Ensure that you keep the pan covered with something to help prevent any oil from splashing up and hitting you.
Don’t just resort to a tight-fitting lead, however. If you tried to seal a pot of boiling oil completely, the buildup of steam would eventually either drip back down into the oil, causing even more of a burst of flames, or the lid would eventually shoot off and hit you in the face.
Something like a frying screen is best – these little tools are basically a flat, fine mesh cover for your pan that helps prevent oil splashing out but still allows steam to escape.
If you don’t have one of these, you can certainly use a regular pot lid, so long as you make sure to let some of the steam escape.
What To Serve With Your Fried Chicken Livers
Despite their slightly greasy and soft appearance, once fried, chicken livers look and have a texture remarkably like regular fried chicken.
Thanks to the pretty uniform flavor you get from a properly seasoned frying coating, fried chicken livers can easily be paired with any side dish or dip you would serve regular fried chicken with.
Try pairing it with a simple Ranch sauce or even just a few dashes of your favorite spicy hot sauce. Honestly, fried chicken livers can be a meal all on their own with just a little bit of added acidity from a sauce.
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Fried Chicken Livers
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 15 minutes
- Appetizer, Side Dish
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 pound chicken livers
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder (or your favorite seasoning)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
- Place the chicken livers in a colander, and rinse with water. Drain the livers well.
- In a medium sized bowl add the egg and the milk and whisk until well blended.
- In a large Ziploc bag add the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper and shake it to combine.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan with a lid on medium/ high heat.
- Take one chicken liver at a time and pierce it with a fork or toothpick all over. Then dunk it in the egg milk mixture then put it in the bag with the flour mixture shaking it to coat it well.
- Add the livers to the pan and cook in small batches. Cover the pan of oil with a frying screen or a lid that can let steam escape to avoid getting burned by spatters of oil that will pop out as the livers fry. Do not crowd the livers in the oil.
- Remove the livers after they are turned once, browned on both sides and the livers are cooked through.
- Place the cooked livers onto a paper towel to absorb any excess oil
- Serve this with a dipping sauce such as ranch or a hot sauce.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.