5 Great Chicken Liver Dishes in Los Angeles
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (coming out Oct. 3), we'll be bringing you periodic lists of some of the best things we've found to eat and drink around town. Ice cream sandwiches and bowls of tsukemen, fish tacos and dan dan mian, cups of boba and glasses of booze. Read on.
Anne Fishbein Fried chicken liver salad at Hart and the Hunter
It wasn't that many years ago that it was hard to find chicken livers anywhere but Jewish delis and as pâté in upscale French restaurants. Now, liver is everywhere -- some form of chicken liver on toast is on half the menus in town, it seems.
This is a trend we're all for. Chicken liver is one of those things we just can't get enough of, in any form -- fried, chopped, as pâté, or as pasta sauce. Turn the page for five of our favorite chicken liver dishes around town.
5. Chicken Liver Bruschette at Pizzeria Mozza
B. Rodell The chicken liver bruschette at Pizzeria Mozza
As with many things at the Pizzeria, the chicken liver bruschette's success comes from its simplicity. The livers are chopped, then combined with capers and parsley and topped with a very thin, crisp slice of pancetta. Creamy meets piquant meets smokey. Of course, it also helps that it's served on Nancy Silverton's fantastic grilled bread.
4. Fried chicken livers at The Hart and the Hunter
Anne Fishbein Fried chicken liver salad at The Hart and the Hunter
The fried chicken livers at Hart and the Hunter come under a glorious mound of arugula, radish, apple and hazelnuts. The fresh, crisp, crunchy salad contrasts with the richness of the livers beautifully, for one of the most well-conceived modern Southern dishes in town.
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3. Chicken liver toast at Animal
As with many things at Animal, this dish looks very much like what a thousand restaurants around the country are doing, but here it's just better. Chicken livers, cooked with butter and thyme, blended and pushed through a fine sieve so they're silky, then smeared on toast. Rich, classic, delicious. Best of all, the dish costs $3.
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