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Old 03-27-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Pickled chicken organ meats

PICKLED CHICKEN ORGAN MEATS

1 lb. Chicken hearts
1 lb. Chicken gizzards, trimmed
1 c. water
1 c. cider vinegar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 tbsp. pickling spice
1 med. onion, thinly sliced

Boil the hearts and gizzards together until cooked. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, blend next six ingredients together.
In a large canning jar, layer the sliced onion and cooled organs. Cover this with the pickling mix. Cover tightly.
Let stand in the refrigerator for at least a week.

Serve as an appetizer or snack.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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this sounds weird to me and kind of gross.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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Please tell me this is a joke.
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Old 09-21-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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Not sure why everyone has such an issue with organ meats. These are delicious.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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They are called giblets for a reason. Organ meat gravy sounds disgusting.

Actually, I like giblets although I doubt I'd pickle them.
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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I'm making a batch of these right now. They're quite good pickled, I usually make a batch every couple of months. As for organ meat gravy, it probably depends on which organ you use. I don't think I would use liver, or pancreas for instance, but you could make a really good gravy with heart meat, though I would probably use beef, rather than chicken, for practical purposes.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:23 PM   #7
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i love chicken organs.

my buddy ozzy used to saute hearts, gizzards, and livers in garlic, fresh herbs like sage and thyme, and a load of butter. they were delicious.

my go to chinese takeout does deep fried gizzards that are fantastic in their sour/hot sauce.

i would be interested in trying them pickled, but i'm not allowed to make any organ meats in my house.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:59 PM   #8
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Wish the chinese places around here would do that. Sounds delicious. Finding good chinese food in Arizona is not an easy thing to do in any case.

You aren't allowed to make organ meats in the house? Why?
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I will eat chicken liver as long as it is in pate' or dirty rice.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:04 PM   #10
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I love organ meats, but pickled? That is might be too much even for my stomach, brrrr
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