Thursday, February 04, 2010

Baked Liver Party

This Snacks cookbook has wonderfully weird recipes on every page. I certainly have been gifted some fabulous cookbooks lately, first from Rosemary Harris then from Catherine Stier.
The caption for this photo is: "Baked liver patties can be a party especially served with the Spring's fresh greens."
Er, that's no party I want to attend.
Liver Patties
1 1/2 pounds liver
Boiling water
1/3 cup bread crumbs
4 tablespoons bacon fat (oh boy)
1/3 cup tomato puree
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/4 tsp. salt (defibrillator time)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion juice (What on earth? How would you make that?)
8 slices bacon
Cover liver with boiling water and let stand for 2 minutes, dry, and force through meat grinder. (This gets better and better.) Combine liver with remaining ingredients, except bacon, mix well and shape into patties about 1 inch thick and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap a slice of bacon around each patty, fasten with toothpick, place in oiled pan, and bake in slow oven (300F) for 1 hour.
Options given include wrapping patties in Canadian bacon, corned beef or in salt pork.
The only thing I can say about that recipe is at least it has no prunes.
Who's hungry? Does any reader here eat liver on a regular basis? Just curious.


Barbara said...

Yum! Liver patties!! As if the texture weren't off-putting enough without grinding it!!

Personally, I like liver, so this appeals to me, but I doubt my friends would care for it at all!


Janice said...

Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds so gross!

Terri said...

Still suffering nightmares from the liver and onions forced on me in childhood. I think a Halloween themed title might be better suited for this cookbook. I'm having fun reading about them though!