The best way to cook liver is quick and simple. Literally, quick and no fuss. Sear the liver quickly on both sides and add a little bit of salt. Done! In this post I’ll get into a few more tips when cooking liver and its wonderful health benefits.
Best Way to Cook Liver
While there are many ways you could cook chicken liver, it does not have to be complex. There is an age old recipe cooking liver with onions, which may be a way of dressing up the liver with a little more flavour to make it palatable. Although, this isn’t necessary.
The best way I’ve found to cook liver is just a quick sear on both sides until the blood is cooked out, and a splash of salt. My recent favourite can is our cast iron pan. It takes a bit to get used to, but does a great job searing the livers and keep just enough heat to cook them fully. But it is not necessary, you will be able to cook the livers in any ol’ pan.
Start by heating some oil in your pan.
Add chicken livers to pan but do not overcrowd, and cook on medium heat.
Sprinkle with salt.
Once the edges begin to show brow, flip the livers to cook on the other side.
If after 10 minutes there is still blood cooking out of the livers, flip them once more and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Here is what the finished product should look like:
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Cooking Chicken Livers
- cast iron pan
- Heat oil in a pan
- Add chicken livers to pan but do not overcrowd, and cook on medium heat
- Sprinkle with salt
- Once the edges begin to show brow, flip the livers to cook on the other side
- If after 10 minutes there is still blood cooking out of the livers, flip them once more and cook for another 3-4 minutes
Chicken Liver Benefits
The texture of liver may be unpalatable for some, but this is one meal that is worth learning to live. Its health benefits make it worth loving. Here is a comprehensive list of the health benefits of liver:
- high in protein
- loads of iron and zinc: good for energy and overall health (especially for pregnant ladies)
- contains vitamin A, B, & K: vitamin K helps to process the calcium which is good for bone health
- good for dental and bone health
- supports organs
- aids healthy blood
- contains selenium: protects the body against infections and disease
Basically, a healthy dose of goodness and well worth eating often. I try to work some kind of organs into our weekly meals, or at least every other week.
For us, the best way to cook liver is just quickly searing them in a pan on both sides. This can then be eaten plainly with salt, or mixed other components like on a sandwich, with a pasta dish, etc.
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