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What's the easiest way to get liver in your diet?

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Created September 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Easy as in - easy to source, easy to prepare, and not nasty tasting. Oh - and healthy of course. Ideas?

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598 · September 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I'll have to keep an eye out for this, though I rarely go to WF since it's hidiously expensive and not good enough to justify the cost. Sprouts works well in conjunction with Trader Joes, Costco, Stater Bros, and the occational Vons to make good food on a budget. But the WF is right by my house lol, literally the closest grocery and I hardly set foot in it.

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598 · September 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

That last bit about "at a time when you are starving" is interesting advice. I'm kind of spontaniously fasting as of this afternoon (decided to skip lunch since I wasn't feeling it and I'll make this my first fast, however long it lasts) then maybe I'll try some of the liver I just bought at the end. It'd be nice to teach my body to like it, as it seems it should. Honestly, I don't even know if I'll like it. I've been too intimidated to try because everyone is so adverse to beef liver and I keep only seeing it sold as a whole, giant, cow liver. Got a little bit for $150 yesterday.

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198 · September 20, 2013 at 4:21 AM

That is exactly the way I would prepare it, but in my case I would "forget" to add the liver.

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26172 · September 20, 2013 at 2:45 AM

suum cuique

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88 · September 20, 2013 at 1:46 AM

why not the classic liver and onions? Just fry up bacon, onions, mushrooms, garlic, herbs, once they're mostly cooked, remove and fry thin slices of liver with in the residue. Once they're almost cooked, add everything back, and a bit of balsamic vinegar... Everything caramelizes and it tastes pretty darn good... I did it with beef bacon, but regular would probably make it taste better

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598 · September 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Cool that's pretty straight forward and hopefully tastes good. How much Vitamin A in that much? Honestly, I haven't had "liver and onions" since I was a little boy and that was chicken. Now Paleo, I keep looking at beef liver at the store (usually sold as a whole liver) and getting intimidated.

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0 · September 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM

I have liver, bacon, egg and mushrooms for breakfast nearly every day; nothing is more delicious!

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5 · September 20, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Liver is delicious pan fried in butter with some caramelized onions on top!

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8065 · September 20, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Jewish chopped liver! Yummy! Our local whole foods carries it around Jewish holidays so you can taste. Next holiday is Hanukkah which begins Thanksgiving weekend.

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598 · September 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I'll have to keep an eye out for this, though I rarely go to WF since it's hidiously expensive and not good enough to justify the cost. Sprouts works well in conjunction with Trader Joes, Costco, Stater Bros, and the occational Vons to make good food on a budget. But the WF is right by my house lol, literally the closest grocery and I hardly set foot in it.

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26172 · September 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM

stole this idea from but it has @Matt 11 become my goto liver recipe. Liver Philly Cheese Steaks.

Soak liver in oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Saute in oil/butter with onions and green peppers. serve with or without melted provolone cheese.

-- I've also added red sauce to make for a "pizza steak" which is pretty delicious too.

My old go to was fried coconut flake liver -- liver, dip in scrambled egg, roll in coconut flakes, fry in oil/butter. Finish with Salt.

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88 · September 20, 2013 at 1:46 AM

why not the classic liver and onions? Just fry up bacon, onions, mushrooms, garlic, herbs, once they're mostly cooked, remove and fry thin slices of liver with in the residue. Once they're almost cooked, add everything back, and a bit of balsamic vinegar... Everything caramelizes and it tastes pretty darn good... I did it with beef bacon, but regular would probably make it taste better

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1363 · September 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM

MathGirl's answer is awesome, so I'm going to try that...but what I've been doing is cook a few slices of bacon, add some bacon grease, add some onions let those cook, add ground beef and spices, chop up the liver pretty small add it in, chop up the bacon add it in, put some tomato sauce in. Gotta mask the liver with deliciousness!

I'll also add that I think it's a mental thing. Liver really isn't THAT bad. You gotta tell yourself how good it is. THink about if you were starving or pre prepare it and then heat it up at a time when you are starving.

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598 · September 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

That last bit about "at a time when you are starving" is interesting advice. I'm kind of spontaniously fasting as of this afternoon (decided to skip lunch since I wasn't feeling it and I'll make this my first fast, however long it lasts) then maybe I'll try some of the liver I just bought at the end. It'd be nice to teach my body to like it, as it seems it should. Honestly, I don't even know if I'll like it. I've been too intimidated to try because everyone is so adverse to beef liver and I keep only seeing it sold as a whole, giant, cow liver. Got a little bit for $150 yesterday.

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198 · September 20, 2013 at 4:21 AM

That is exactly the way I would prepare it, but in my case I would "forget" to add the liver.

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11048 · September 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I get liver into my hubby and kids by whirring it up in the food processor and mixing it with ground beef for burgers. They never even knew until I told them, about 6 months later!

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184 · September 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Beef or veal liver is cheap at the supermarket, and sold in slices. Drop a sliced onion and some garlic in a frying pan with butter, when the onion is brown, drop the slice of liver in the pan, 2 minutes each side. Enjoy. One slice has enough B12 vitamin for your needs during a month.

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598 · September 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Cool that's pretty straight forward and hopefully tastes good. How much Vitamin A in that much? Honestly, I haven't had "liver and onions" since I was a little boy and that was chicken. Now Paleo, I keep looking at beef liver at the store (usually sold as a whole liver) and getting intimidated.

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245 · September 19, 2013 at 9:11 PM

cant recall where i heard this, but i know someone in the paleo movement just cuts up liver into little bits then freezes them and pops them like pills.

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