I tried putting a bit of chopped up liver in with my ground beef bolognaise but I could still taste the creamy liver taste that makes me feel physically nauseous
I REALLY want to eat liver for all the nutrients and vitamin A but I physically can't do it
How many of you actually eat liver? If you don't like it how do you get it down??
Liver is the only food that I literally can't get down! I take dessicated liver tablets to try to compensate, and as a bonus, they seem to give me increased energy. You could try grating nearly frozen raw liver into a thick smoothie!
I am right there with you. I would rather eat dirt than liver. The last time I forced myself to eat some I felt nauseated the rest of the night and for like a week after anytime I smelled beef cooking. In fact I didn't eat beef for like a month. I had tried numerous methods, including hiding a small amount in a ground beef meal. I threw the whole thing out.
I sort of feel the same way about all the vitamin power foods: oysters, bone broth, liver.
Makes me wonder why my body would reject these things, if they are so healthy.
The only two ways I've been able to eat liver is either smothered in bacon (like the bacon-liver ratio is 1:1), or with the frozen pills method. Cut the liver into tiny pieces and freeze, then you can swallow them like pills without tasting the liver. Be sure to cut the pieces real tiny, otherwise it's like swallowing lego blocks.
I've discovered a pretty good hack for eating liver. I can't stand liver on its own, but as liverwurst ("lieberwurst") I've been ok with it (because I've always been down with foie gras, pate or various sorts, rillettes, etc). I found little german butcher shop in LA where they make there own liverwurst of various kinds. I get a kind mixed with many herbs and spices, like onion flavoring. Then i thinly slice white potato or sweet potato, and fry them like chips in duck fat, until they are slightly brown/crispy. Then I spread a little liverwurst on them, and eat it like a cracker with "pate" on it. Not bad at all.
There is a good chance you simply have not acquired the taste for it...
For example, I have to make myself eat fish (especially salmon). Most people upon hearing this, totally FTFO (Freak the F Out) "OMG Y U NO EAT TEH SALMON?!", which I find particularly odd.
I grew up in a very landlocked area with little-to-no seafood, only occasional freshwater fish (trout, bass, and catfish - which I love), and crawdads (crayfish).
With liver, for the longest time I was taking liver in pill form or adding the powdered liver to my protein shakes - but after having a liver dish at a German restaurant (Leber Berliner Art) that featured apples fried with the onions on top, I found a way that I could enjoy liver. When making this dish at home, I added bacon (of course) to the onion/apple medley and I love it. I will also say that my dad fed my sister and I fried chicken liver and braunsweiger/liverwurst throughout our childhood as well... and while it was a novelty food item, we still enjoyed it.
But, perhaps it's just not something you can wrap your own brain around. No serious loss. Just like me only eating Salmon less than once a month.
I love liver... I prefer it to muscle meat. Wednesday is my grassfed liver with onions day and I always look forward to it. Haha maybe you are overcooking it? Try soaking it in milk for 1 hour and then cooking it.
Try this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/absolute-best-liver-and-onions/
I would recommend getting some liverwurst, either from a local butcher or from US Wellness Meats (theirs is exceptional! I'm finding myself eating slices of it with nothing else.)
As for actual liver, blech. For a while I resorted to taking an ounce or two, pureeing it in the food processor with a little bit of cold water and salt, and just slamming the shot. Talk about an energy drink...
I also can't stand the taste, but have used Natasha McBride's (GAPS Diet) idea with some success, which is: boil it until cooked; blend it with a little of the water you cooked it in; freeze the product in an ice cube tray; and melt a cube or two onto various dishes. It mutes the taste enough I can do it.
You hate it 'cause to people like you and me it's nasty. I don't eat it and I don't like any other organ meat either. My husband on the other hand loves it. When we butcher a goat or sheep he eats the liver, kidneys, heart, testicles. Sometimes he eats the lungs too. It's not the idea of it that I mind, it's the taste and texture. I'm not gonna eat it, so there! nyah!
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