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View Poll Results: Poll: Are You a Liver Lover?
I'm under 45, and I hate liver. 23 16.31%
I'm under 45 and can take it or leave liver. 11 7.80%
I'm under 45, and I'm a liver lover. 12 8.51%
I'm over 45, and I hate liver. 39 27.66%
I'm over 45 and can take it or leave liver. 10 7.09%
I'm over 45, and I'm a liver lover. 46 32.62%
Voters: 141. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2014, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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YES.....liver, the original superfood, YUM.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I'm old enough to have children that are over 45

I don't fit any of the vote categories. When my iron level is very low and I am anemic I get a tremendous craving for liver and it becomes super delicious. No matter how it is fixed.

But when my iron level is somewhere near normal I can't stand it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Organ meats are HORRIBLE for you and I have not eaten them in many years. I've had my fair share of liver knishes over the years and they do taste good, but I no longer eat them. That's the only way I used to be able to eat liver at all, though.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:41 PM
 
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I love chicken liver if cooked right. The issue is most people have no idea how to cook them. If cooked poorly they will taste rotten. I grew up in the south so I have had both good and bad. I have even cooked them myself but they are a pain in the neck.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:59 PM
 
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Pythonis, good for you! Try it again sometime, but always serve it with onions.
I go back and forth in the liking of liver and onions. Sometimes i'll love liver but not like the onions (they'll feel to slimy). Other times i'll love the onions but cant stand the liver.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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I remember my mum cooking liver and onions when I was young and I hated it. Liver just has this gross, gamey, metallic taste I never got used to.

Some things I didn't like much as a kid, like certain vegetables, I grew to like them as I got older, but liver was not one of those. That's why I never tried any other organ meat. I figure they all have some sort of weird gamey taste that sticks to your throat.

As a previous reply touched upon, I don't mind liverwurst though, but I suspect that's because it also contains pork, pork fat, and spices to counter the nasty metallic gamey taste.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:23 AM
 
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I used to eat it when I was younger but then I came to understand the offal it is , which liver is an organ which blood is cleaned and pee come out ...Can`t eat it now
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Unfortunately, there are secrets to cooking liver. If more people knew how to deal with liver, more people would like it.

First, the function of the liver is to filter the blood. A piece of liver from the meat counter will be full of blood, which gives the liver a chalky, unpleasant flavor. Marinade the liver for at least an hour to remove the blood. I use any old cheap red wine I have around. It's astonishing how much blood will come out of the liver.

Second, liver is very delicate. Far too many people fry it into shoe leather. Treat it like fish, just cook it until it changes color and stop. If you can't cut it with a fork, you cooked it to death.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I go back and forth in the liking of liver and onions. Sometimes i'll love liver but not like the onions (they'll feel to slimy). Other times i'll love the onions but cant stand the liver.
Caramelizing the onions in a bit of bacon fat is a process that takes a long time. If people don't do it correctly, the onions will not be as good. It takes about an hour to caramelize a couple of onions. One of the reasons that I never get it in restaurants is they throw on some steamed onions and call it a day.వ
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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Caramelizing the onions in a bit of bacon fat is a process that takes a long time. If people don't do it correctly, the onions will not be as good. It takes about an hour to caramelize a couple of onions. One of the reasons that I never get it in restaurants is they throw on some steamed onions and call it a day.వ
I love cooking my onions in duck fat. Soooo good.
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