Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Liver Mush

I am sure a lot of you are asking, What the heck is Liver Mush? In North Carolina Liver Mush, or Livermush is considered a delicacy, fried crisp and served for breakfast, along with grits and scrambled eggs. Livermush is also know as poor boy's pate'. But, again you ask, what IS liver mush?

I had never heard of this until I watched the tv show last night called Taste Of America with Mark DeCarlo!

Okay, here goes, this is a basic recipe for Liver mush:

Basic Liver Mush

1 fresh hog liver
1 1/2 lbs. fresh fat pork
2 c. cornmeal
Red pepper
Black pepper

Cook liver and fat pork until tender. Remove from broth the liver
only and grind. Add corn meal, peppers, and sage to taste. Add
enough of the broth to soften mixture. Cook in saucepan until meal
has cooked, stirring constantly. Put in mold. Press down until
cold. Slice and serve cold or broil or fried.

This is just of the recipes for liver mush. You may find another one more
to your liking!

Shelby North Carolina puts on a Livermush Expo every year, and draws thousands of people. They first started the expo in 1987.

Ted Alexander, the mayor of Shelby North Caronlina, has proclaimed it "the world's most perfect food."

Livermush is high in protein and low in fat, and is not real expensive to make.

It would be interesting to read comments on this recipe!

We always had cold liver mush sandwiches when I would go hunting with my dad. A real treat was fried liver mush for breakfast with eggs and biscuits. DO NOT confuse liver mush with "pudding" or "scrapple" that you find up north. Taste of liver mush is much better.


Thanks so much for your comments on the liver mush! It is great to find someone that has actually tasted the real thing! Is the recipe I have posted close to the "real thing" for liver mush? I try to post the most authentic recipe I can find. If you have a better one, would you please consider posting it for us?

Thanks so much! I really like liver, but I have to say, I like chicken livers the best!

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