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  • Willy
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    • Apr 2015
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    Poll: Is calves liver edible?

    IMHO, beef or calves liver is inedible, no matter the amount of bacon grease and onions. One of the few ways to ruin onions.
    53
    Can't abide the stuff
    47.17%
    25
    It's tolerable
    7.55%
    4
    Love liver
    45.28%
    24
  • lschweig
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    • Jul 2014
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    • Oswego, Il

    #2
    I love properly done calves liver with onions. Plus I love chicken livers as well and often go out of my way to get fried chicken livers with chili sauce.

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    • Danjohnston949
      Danjohnston949 commented
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      Nothing wrong with Liver and Onions! I often order it instead of Steak at our local favorite restaurant! Chicken Liver Pate' is a fantastic Party Cracker Dip!
      From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
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    #3
    Liver belongs on a fish-hook, not my plate.

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    • Abom
      Abom commented
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      What do fish do to deserve that kind of treatment?

    • ribeyeguy
      ribeyeguy commented
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      LOL! I agree 100% Abom!
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    #4
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    Last edited by HawkerXP; December 14, 2016, 10:27 AM.

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    • Craigar
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      The only thing missing is gravy for the taters.
  • Locotech
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    #5
    Liver should be packed in a Fram box....because it's the oil filter of the body...and no I'm not eating it.

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    • Jerod Broussard
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      #6
      Grew up eating it. Rather not even smell it.

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      • Atalanta
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        #7
        Liver and onions with a side of spinach. No iron deficiency here.

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        • Willy
          Willy commented
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          I'll eat the spinach; you can have the liver as long as you cook it outdoors. :«)
      • RonB
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        #8
        Had to eat the stuff as a kid - never liked it. I don't let it in the house now. (It helps that my wife doesn't like it either. )

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        • Jerod Broussard
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          I can take you back to the exact spot last time I ate it. It was a Saturday and I had a WHOLE afternoon ahead on a Case 1370 (no cab) pulling a set vibra-shanks in the water to get the field ready to plant rice.
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        #9
        I used to eat liver and onions at Luby's Cafeteria with my parents. Luby's closed here.
        Last edited by fuzzydaddy; December 14, 2016, 07:50 PM.

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        • LA Pork Butt
          LA Pork Butt commented
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          Too bad, Luby's had some of the best in my opinion. They don't over cook it unless they have a bad cook.

        • fuzzydaddy
          fuzzydaddy commented
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          LA Pork Butt Agree. Theirs was the best I've ever had and I ate it because my parents liked it and they enjoyed seeing me eating it.

        • Obi-Dan
          Obi-Dan commented
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          I don't know what Luby's does that no one else can, but they make the best liver and onions. I see a lunch trip tomorrow.
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        #10
        I ate it as a kid (under duress) then tried it a few times as an "adult" (still a disputed term in my wife's mind). It was almost tolerable when grilled on my first Weber Kettle back in the late 70's. Since "almost tolerable" isn't what I normally shoot for from my grilling efforts, liver quickly fell by the culinary wayside. Thankfully.
        Last edited by MBMorgan; December 14, 2016, 02:04 PM.

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        • Nate
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          #11
          Never been a fan of liver of any kind. I've even been known to punish my own liver from time to time. I can on occasion eat some beef heart and tongue. As for chicken... Won't eat liver but I do like me some good fried gizzards.

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          • Mosca
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            #12
            I don't like it, but I LOVE liverwurst, fried with brown mustard and fried onions on white bread. Go figure.

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            • lschweig
              lschweig commented
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              Braunschweiger is a definite sandwich favorite with mayo. I never thought of frying it.

            • Mosca
              Mosca commented
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              I always thought they were the same thing. Edit: Looked it up, Braunschweiger is a type of liverwurst, and they are both pork liver. Most sources said Braunschweiger is smoked liverwurst, so it's got that going for it! (But other people say it is pork, beef, bacon, etc.)

            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              I can only guess our origin is Germany

              Braunschweiger and liverwurst go on rye bread with a nice brown mustard.
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            #13
            Never had it as a main course. I guess I don't know what I'm missing nor do I worry much about missing it!

            I have had it in pate in a fancy schmancy restaurant, I'm pretty sure it was duck, maybe goose. It was ok in that context but probably even that wasn't something I'd seek out again.

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            • Willy
              Willy commented
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              Goose or duck liver is fine, although too expensive. Beef liver is awful. ;«)
          • Storlok
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            #14
            I do not like liver at all. And, when I think of what that liver spends it's time doing during said animal's life, what toxic materials abide in it, I certainly don't want it anywhere near my home, much less my plate.

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              #15
              Maybe it's one of those genetic things, like cilantro/coriander. My mother was a big fan. I didn't care for it as a kid, except that she always cooked it with bacon ;-)

              Now, I'm a big fan of it.

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