Chicken livers on toast

Chicken livers on toast

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

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Serves 4

Not just for stuffings and pâtés, pan-fried chicken livers make a good-value starter or light lunch

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  • 250g chicken livers
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • large handful flatleaf parsley, leaves very roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 4 slices nice bread, such as sourdough
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • large pinch cayenne pepper

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  1. Pick over the livers, cutting away any fatty bits and sinew, then pat the livers dry. Place the shallot, parsley and capers into a bowl and drizzle with half the olive oil and 1 tbsp of the Sherry vinegar.
  2. Toast the bread (preferably on a griddle but a toaster is fine). Toss the livers in the flour and cayenne pepper, and season generously with salt and pepper. Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan and fry the livers over a really high heat for 4-5 mins until brown and crisp on the outside and cooked, but still a little pink in the middle. Splash remaining vinegar into the pan and bubble down for 1 min.
  3. Tip the contents of the pan in with the shallot and parsley, toss everything together, season to taste, then pile onto the toasted bread. Season with a little crunchy sea salt and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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worthwords's picture

I made this today. 500grams of chicken livers for a quid at the local super market. I think i overdid the vinegar a little but it was really delicious. You have to be careful about the timing as i had a few small pieces which cooked quicker and they were a bit dry. The big pieces were juice and lush.

gabriele0712's picture

Absolutely delicicious. I made it twice, second time round I served it on roasted mixed peppers to save on calories.. Great!

eleanormayo's picture
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I made this for lunch for my mum yesterday and used the quantities above for just the two of us! Was delicious though!

bexter25's picture
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I could not believe how tasty this dish was, I could have eaten it twice! The left overs made an excellent cold salad the next day with the inclusion of some crispy smoked bacon!