Liver, a ‘traditional food’, is very nourishing yet does not have a presence in most modern households. If you have never given liver a chance, this is a great way to try it.
The video we made is for a 'vanilla' version of pate' Jack thinks its pretty good like that, but Betsy really prefers the extra ingredients in the 'gotta have it' version below.
Makes about 1 ½ cups
Consider adding any of these ingredients:
Makes about 2 cups
Store in the refrigerator and eat within a week.
The cooking video above talks about the importance of cooking your liver medium rare. The following short clip shows the difference between several different pieces of liver that have been cooked from rare to medium well to give you a sense of what to look for. You're looking for something past 'red', but not fully cooked either.
It is really important that your livers are NOT cooked past medium or they will taste bad instead of fantastic. Obviously eating less than well-done cooked meats like this poses a similar risk of exposure to bacteria as eating a medium-rare steak, so take that into consideration. We make sure our livers are used right after thawing so there is less risk of bacteria growth.
NOTE: If you're buying chicken livers in the store or farmer's market, they are most likely from factory farm genetics that have pasty brown livers instead of the nice healthy ones from our chickens. It really makes a difference to get the slow growth birds we raise.
Really? You want me to feed my kids liver? You mean -- I should eat it too?
OK, OK.... I agree. Liver is (usually) terrible. It is hardly every cooked correctly and the meat you get in the store or even at most fancy restaurants is from sickly animals that don’t have healthy livers in the first place.
Trust us. If you haven’t tried to make pate’ from our chicken livers, you are seriously missing out. To get some for your family, request box #320 for your next delivery.
If your kids (or you) aren’t eating liver or taking a liver oil, they are missing out on some really important nutrients and vitamins that aren’t readily available from any other source.
In fact, a recent study shows that getting enough B12 (found in high concentrations in liver) along with good sleep and other lifestyle choices can actually REVERSE the memory loss in Alzheimer's patients... 60% of the people in the study actually recovered enough memory to the point they could go back to work! So eat up that liver and check out the sleep and spirit Take Care Guide books.