The First Time I Served My Children, Fried Liver

@kobesbuddy (43726)
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:)
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@marguicha (91970)
• Chile
29 Sep
I love liver, specially chicken liver. But some people donĀ“t like it at all.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
I love chicken or pork liver, best of all!:)
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• Philippines
30 Sep
when we were growing up we were also served pork liver, but now i prefer chicken liver.
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• United States
30 Sep
@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.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
29 Sep
Oh yes, liver is not something that tastes good at all for many of us. I think "worst steak" is how liver should be described.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
Chad was asked to save his complaints, so that's what he did! LOL
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
29 Sep
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
@Corbin5 My guinea pigs are now grown adults, both of them happily married:)
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@louievill (18399)
• Philippines
29 Sep
Im a " liver lover" including liver spread. I did not exactly like it when I was young but I learned to appreciate it. I remember picking chicken heart over liver in that mixed bowl of "adobo" when I was a kid.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
I acquired a taste for liver, when my parents fixed it for supper.
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@louievill (18399)
• Philippines
29 Sep
@kobesbuddy my mother made liver steak marinated in soy sauce and native lemon and served with onion rings, served saucy not dry.. Our parents were wise teaching us cause liver is a healthy food.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
@louievill That sounds like a good way, to cook the liver so children might like it.
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@YrNemo (11747)
29 Sep
I was a fussy eater and was very frail, anemic as a child. My mother often gave me chicken livers and begged me to eat them. I grow up, quite like the dish.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
Liver is one of my favorite meats, with browned onions.
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@YrNemo (11747)
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy yum yum...
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@YrNemo Yes, I love liver, too!
@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
30 Sep
I cannot stand the taste of liver, my husband likes it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
We grew up eating it, but most kids never acquire a taste for it.
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
1 Oct
@kobesbuddy This is not something my father ever ate and my mother never prepared liver at home. We were served liver when I ate at noon in the school canteen.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Oct
@LadyDuck We never had liver at school,, but very delicious home-cooked meals.
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@just4him (113258)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Oct
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.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
I eat liver about once a year, I'm the only one who liked it.
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@just4him (113258)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Oct
@kobesbuddy I'm the only one in my family who likes it too. I grew up with it and always loved it. My siblings did too. I was surprised when my husband and kids turned their noses up at it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
@just4him My parents, one sister, and I loved liver. While my other sister and brother hate it.
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@Courtlynn (64407)
• United States
29 Sep
My grandmother did the same trick to my mom and her siblings . None of them liked it either, and there was 6 of them.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
I wanted my kids to try it, just once. Then they could form an opinion, for themselves.
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@Courtlynn (64407)
• United States
29 Sep
@kobesbuddy just the smell and look of food turns me off.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
@Courtlynn My children have certain foods, they don't like at all.
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• United States
30 Sep
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.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
I never cooked liver for my children, once they said they didn't like it. I haven't cooked it, in many years, because my husband doesn't like it.
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• United States
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy I just had some chicken livers that were inside the chicken I am now roasting. Boiled them up in a saucepan. Added a little salt and they were a nice little snack.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@ElusiveButterfly Oh yummy and we love to eat chicken gizzards!
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@amadeo (64030)
• United States
29 Sep
sorry,do not like liver at all.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
I learned to eat liver as a child, only because my siblings hated it!:)
@amadeo (64030)
• United States
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy okay.You little devil there.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@amadeo I was proving to my siblings, I was a new stand in for 'Popeye!'
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
30 Sep
LOL! I have a few that hate liver and a few that like it. I love liver with onions and unfortunately so does Tessa as I have to fight for it! lol
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
My husband likes liverwurst, it's one of his favorites.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy Hmm not sure I have had that one. I know or think it is in scrapple. Maybe?
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@Ithink Liver can be from chicken, pork, or beef. I like all of these.
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@Tina30219 (33619)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Oct
I just had to laugh after reading this. I don't like liver had to eat it growing up though.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
My children didn't like it, so I never cooked it for them.
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@Tina30219 (33619)
• Onaway, Michigan
2 Oct
@kobesbuddy I don't either.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
@Tina30219 After that day, I didn't fix liver for supper.
@bunnybon7 (35900)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Sep
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
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
I learned how to cook it, to be tender and delicious.
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@bunnybon7 (35900)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Oct
@kobesbuddy so it is probably much better now
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
29 Sep
I have eaten but don't anymore. My fiance loves it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
I love sausage, made from liver.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy never had that
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@Happy2BeMe We ate liver about once a month, at home.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
29 Sep
I dislike liver,and has always avoided eating it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Sep
This is very common, many people really don't care for it.
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
30 Sep
@kobesbuddy But my brother used to love it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
@silvermist I love liver and always have!:)
@Freelanzer (8522)
• Canada
2 Oct
That reminds me when I was having my first child by doctor told me to eat liver. I suffered through it for a few times and the I said no more. Never touched it again.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
Liver has a lot of protein and iron.
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• Canada
2 Oct
@kobesbuddy I lacked iron so that is why the doctor recommended. Since the I have discovered other ways to get my iron and protein
@marlina (72715)
• Canada
2 Oct
Our oldest son hated liver as his daycare served it every Thursday for lunch. So I never forced anyone here to eat it. My husband and I like baby calf liver.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Oct
I never cooked liver, after the kids said they didn't care for it.
@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
2 Oct
We used to eat chicken liver as kids. My own household did not mainly because I hated to cook it. I haven't eaten red meat in over 25 years now so there's that :)
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
We still eat red meat, but a lot less than before.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
1 Oct
Some children do not like the sandy feeling in the liver; but I like chicken liver though I had to avoid eating it often due to uric acid problems.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Oct
Sometimes liver can feel grainy, but that's when it is overcooked.
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
30 Sep
I like chicken liver Fry..
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
We have a restaurant that serves them, Yummmy!
@Srbageldog (8356)
• United States
30 Sep
I used to eat liver and onions all the time as a kid, and I loved it. I haven't had it in years, so I don't know if I would like it now. I doubt I could get my guy to eat it.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Sep
Once a person acquires a taste for it, they like it forever.
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