Rating: 3.58 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

This was my dad's way of making sure we got our weekly dose of liver. It's one of those 'by guess and by golly' recipes that he never wrote down. Most of the time he added it to soup, but once in a while he ladled it over noodles and fried onions.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind liver in a food processor until smooth. Blend in bread crumbs, egg, flour, salt and pepper. Using a wet spoon, drop spoonfuls into boiling broth. Simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 32.3g; carbohydrates 19.5g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 358.6mg; sodium 1876.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
Personally I don't like liver dunplings but my family loves them. They all raved about these but I altered the recipe slightly. I soaked about 4 small day old white bread dinner rolls in some milk (just enough to cover the rolls) until the rolls absored all the milk. I added the milk soaked rolls (but not any excess milk) to the liver dumpling mixture. I also added some more bread crumbs to make the dumpling mixture a little easier to form the balls. These were a huge hit. They were devoured. Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2008
I liked this recipe but found it a bit bland. I added 1 finely chopped onion and 2 T. of oregano as well as doubling the salt. I then cooked it in broth... cheers Wayne Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2008
I liked this recipe but found it a bit bland. I added 1 finely chopped onion and 2 T. of oregano as well as doubling the salt. I then cooked it in broth... cheers Wayne Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2006
Personally I don't like liver dunplings but my family loves them. They all raved about these but I altered the recipe slightly. I soaked about 4 small day old white bread dinner rolls in some milk (just enough to cover the rolls) until the rolls absored all the milk. I added the milk soaked rolls (but not any excess milk) to the liver dumpling mixture. I also added some more bread crumbs to make the dumpling mixture a little easier to form the balls. These were a huge hit. They were devoured. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2005
My husband liked this recipe. I made the mixture and half I boiled and then fried and the other half I just made into the little patties and simply shallow fried. The simply fried ones were better. I added cayenne pepper to the recipe. I will make this again it was so easy. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
add 1/2 tsp dried marjoram, 1 onion + 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsely sauteed then added to mixture. Add into liver dumpling mix 1 clove crushed garlic. Perfect in clear beef broth. Wet hands and drop dumplings into boiling soup instead of wet spoons. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2008
After reading the reviews I modified this recipe adding 1 medium diced oinion extra salt and seasoning. At the advice of RATKIN412's review I dropped these by spoon in to a well greased pan and fried them like patties. Our son who absolutely hates liver and will not eat it no matter how I disguise it had thirds. It was a hit! I served it with a side of mustard to dip it in. The kids loved it! I will definately make these again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2011
Make your dumplings very small if you don't want a strong livery flavor. Use very good broth like homemade veal broth if you want to impart something tasty to this dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
Usually I can't stand liver but this recipe made it taste great! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2003
Liver was one of my favourites as a child and this way of cooking it was very enjoyable. My mum makes great Liver (traditional with bacon and onions) and I've tried to emulate it but usually end up overcooking it. NOT a problem with this recipe - easy to make and very enjoyable you never know maybe my husband will enjoy it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
I have a very hard time eating liver and I've been looking for a recipe that makes it manageable and this recipe did the trick. I added some onion and a few other seasonings and ate them with some mustard on the side (I fried them instead of boiling) and they were really yummy. Even better my kids loved them! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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