chicken liver + red onions + fried egg (arab style)

chicken liver + red onions + fried egg (arab style)

 

 

short story:

liver is popular in the Middle East and a staple meal for most, including myself. There was nothing like coming home to the smell of my moms sauteed liver and onions after a long day at school. I could eat it morning, night, pretty much any time of the day.  As I got older, I started to learn more about nutrition dense liver is and how it improves our bodily functions.

why you should eat liver

  • high in vitamin A, folic acid, iron, and zinc
  • the most nutrient dense organ meat
  • it is a powerful source of vitamin A (beneficial for eye health and for reducing inflammation, including everything from Alzheimer's disease to arthritis)

Iron and Zinc
  • Iron enables your body to use oxygen efficiently and to make new red blood cells.
  • This mineral also plays a role in cell division and the health of your immune system. An iron deficiency can cause fatigue, decreased oxygen and a weakened immune system.
  • Healthy males need 8 milligrams of iron each day and healthy females need 18 milligrams. One chicken liver provides 5.12 milligrams of iron.
  • Zinc aids in wound healing, immune system function and cell division.
  • Adult males need 11 milligrams of zinc each day and females need 8 milligrams. One chicken liver contains 1.75 milligrams. 

 

recipe

ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chicken liver
  • 1/2 red onions
  • 7 tbs of oil
  • 1 tsp of black peppercorns
  • 1 fried egg (optional)
  • salt + pepper to taste 

 

instructions:

Step 1
Chicken livers are pretty cheap, as far as meat goes, but they do require a little attention before they can be cooked to full potential. Wash them in cold water, then spread them out onto a cutting board. Remove and discard the connective vein. Then pat the livers dry on a paper towel, then continue with the recipe.
Step 2
In a large frying pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat. Add the onions and salt/pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are well browned, about 7 minutes. Remove the onions from the pan and put on a serving platter or individual plates.

step 2    

In the same frying pan, heat the remaining 3 tablespoon oil over moderately high heat. Put the livers in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook until browned, about 2 minutes longer. The livers should still be pink inside.

step 3    

Return the pan to the heat and add the egg. I like mine runny so no more than 4 minutes on moderately high heat. Top with the egg and more black pepper. 

 

Drizzle more olive oil and top with parsley (optional)

Not only does liver play a huge role with our bodily functions but it also taste amazing! Hope you enjoy my recipe, you can also try sliced chicken liver with chopped onions, potatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers for a nutritious hash. Thank me later! ;)

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Much Love,

Heba 

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