Pastured Chicken Liver - 1 Pound
I previously got the pate, but it was out of stock, so I figured I could try to recreate it. I cooked up all the chicken livers in butter, and added a shallot (didn't have any onions that night). It smelled really good, just like my favorite burger spot In-N-Out! I could have eaten the whole pound of liver out of the pot if I wanted.
I ended up blending the liver + butter + shallot + lemon juice, adjusting the butter/lemon to get a good flavor. Poured that into a few freezable containers that I plan on defrosting each week as I go through it.
I use these livers to make the patê I eat regularly. It’s absolutely divine. I can’t go back to conventional livers because I can taste the corn/whatever the chickens are fed, and the color of conventional livers is grey. These livers have a delicate flavor and no hints of astringency, and they have a nice deep color. I don’t mind that the package sometimes leaks since Frank isn’t packing the livers—that’s an issue for the farmer/processor IMO. When defrosting, put the packaging in a plastic bag or a container and voila, problem solved.
Surprisingly mild considering I didn't soak them at all. I would even argue these are more mild than Veal liver. Would I reorder? In a way maybe. The Cod Liver, Lamb Liver, and Beef/Organ mix are my gotos now. However I have some Chicken Liver Pate on the way and I hear it's addicting so maybe that's how I'll get my Chicken liver in the future?
The product is great I have purchased and received probably 15 pounds of chicken liver from Frankie so far. My only complaint is that the plastic packaging leaks everywhere in my fridge.
The plastic packaging is poor. When they thaw out the plastic starts leaking. There was also a hole in one of the packages. I mention the packaging so that the quality control can be improved in the future. The chicken livers are very tasty and they do have a fresh grassy metallic smell to them, which is unlike regular organic chicken livers.