The First Time I Served My Children, Fried Liver
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
September 29, 2017 1:46pm CST
While my two kids were growing up, they would eat almost anything that was served. There were a few exceptions, but nothing that I made a big deal out of. One evening, I decided to introduce their taste buds, to 'fried liver.' I never made them finish what was on their place, but instead they had to at least try one, small bite. Then, they could honestly say it was something they really didn't care for. Anyway, I gave both my children a small piece of liver and cut it into little pieces. Before we started eating, I told them that I didn't want to hear one word of complaining, until our meal was all finished. Then, I told a lie, which I could justify at that time, as their dominant, adult leader. I said, 'This is steak!' Both my kids dug in, because they were fairly hungry. I saw the expressions on their faces change, the second they sampled a bite of the meat. They slowly chewed it up, but could barely force themselves to swallow it. I didn't say one word, when they left the rest on their plate, untouched. After our evening meal was over I started clearing the table, as I always did. My son Chad walked up to me and stated, 'Mom, that has to be the worst steak, you've ever made!' I wonder if either one of them like liver, as grownups:)
24 people like this
• United States
@kobesbuddy it is hard to find pork liver in our area. One of my client's has me looking for it for her. There is a shop in town that you can order it, but you need to take the entire liver and that is way too much for one person.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Probably not, but I hope you told them it was really liver and not steak. Had my mother told me it was steak, I might never had another steak after that. However, one of my favorite meals is liver with onions and bacon. I'll have it about twice a year.
• United States
You are sneaky! I never forced my children to eat anything they clearly didn't care for. I did make them try a bite of whatever was served though. Oddly enough they did enjoy fried liver and onions. My mother always cooked it with bacon, but I thought it was not necessary. Never really liked the bacon with the liver taste much either. My husband refuses to eat liver unless it is liverwurst. He does enjoy that every once in awhile. I no longer cook liver, but have had a hankering for chicken livers lately. I'll probably pick up a container when I am shopping today.
• Holiday, Florida
ask them. a couple of mine do out of five. lol. but don't think any of them liked it at home. most people these days mask the bitter taste with gravy and onions. which is when i started liking it when grown and you find someone knows how to do it right