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  • #62470
    GSPmad
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    now i know i asked this before – but i had problems.  :help:

    got £3 worth of liver and spent literally hours cutting it up into tiny cubes… then did something wrong with the cooking of it – thought it was done, put it in boxes – and it all went mouldy and i had to chuck it out.  🙁 cooking really isn’t my thing.  :embarrass:

    so how do i cook liver to dry it so it is dried liver like the stuff you buy – and is the liver of one species better than another for drying – think i used pig’s liver.  :-\ i think i may have done it on too high a heat for not long enough – but i may be wrong.  :-\

    :help:

    #110126
    GSPmad
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    i refse to keep buying dried liver & chicken from [email protected] for £5 per 80g….  >:D

    #110127
    Anonymous
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    u dont so much cook it as get all the moisture out of it

    #110128
    Anonymous
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    Ingredients

        * 1 lb beef liver
        * 3 whole garlic cloves (omit for cats) (optional)
        * water

    Directions

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          Rinse liver in cool water.
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          Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
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          Add liver and garlic to boiling water.
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          Simmer for 1/2 to 3/4 hours until well done.
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          Allow liver to cool. (Discard garlic).
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          Cut liver into 1/2 inch cubes.
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          Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet.
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          Bake at 250 F for a minimum of 2 hours.
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          Liver is done when dry to touch and has shrunk to approximately 1/4 inch cubes.

    #110129
    *Lassie*
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    Low heat in the oven for a long time or zap it in the microwave for 30 mins or so it is hard as rock and bone dry 😉

    #110130
    GSPmad
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    i cooked it till the outside was starting to look a bit charcoally. what heat would you do in the microwave? and would you boil it 1st?

    and anyone know what 250F is in Gas Marks?

    #110131
    *Lassie*
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    Micro – full power
    oven – gas 2-3
    Yes boil first

    #110132
    GSPmad
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    am i better with ox, pig or sheep liver, or does it not matter?  :-\ should be going somewhere i can get some in a bit.

    #110133
    Sweetypye
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    WHatever is cheaper, usually ox or pig, calves is tres cher……..

    #110134
    Anonymous
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    I get it when its in the reduced bit in Tesco costs about 25p, I throw mine in blender, bit of flour, 1 egg, spoon of water, whizz it round for a few mins, throw in the oven on a baking tray, then chop it up into bit then nuke it till hard! dont ask how much flour I just chuck a bit in, sometimes a bit of garlic too ;D

    #110135
    Sweetypye
    Member

    a dehydrator is best for liver or alternatively put the oven on low as for macaroons and leave in oven overnight……..

    #110136
    GSPmad
    Member

    [quote author=Sweetypye link=topic=12911.msg249209#msg249209 date=1225808297]
    a dehydrator is best for liver or alternatively put the oven on low as for macaroons and leave in oven overnight……..
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    you are assuming people (like me  😀 ) have any idea how to cook macaroons.  ;D

    i got ox liver – was about the only successful bit of the shopping trip – but cost £2.18 not 25p.  😮

    Asked about marrow bones – they said they only got 4 a week and someone had already ordered them all.  >:( Went to library, to renew books, return books, pay fine and photocopy drs letter. They have closed it this week for staff training  :what: so not sure how I renew the books due back tday, and don’t know anywhere else to photocopy stuff so can’t (again)… will just have to send them (again). And the pharmacy didn’t have my prescription stuff. And Dorain has the squits….

    Anyway moan over.  ;D Sort work letter then consider cooking…..

    #110137
    Sweetypye
    Member

    Have you tried renewing on line?

    Wiltshire offer this facility…………

    #110138
    GSPmad
    Member

    [quote author=Sweetypye link=topic=12911.msg249212#msg249212 date=1225809344]
    Have you tried renewing on line?

    Wiltshire offer this facility…………
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    I was going to do that last time, when I remembered they needed renewing 15 mins after library shut – but I had to register to renew 1st and they won’t let you renew overdue books online – and I’m not sure they will when there’s a fine owing even though they’re not overdue and I think they have to clap eyes physically on the books this time.  :-\ Can give it a go though, thanks.  🙂

    #110139
    GSPmad
    Member

    Tried phoning but was put through to council… my library branch’s phone line is down today…  😀 😀 😀 (it is getting to the point of funny) but have renewed online.  ;D :ok:

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