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Mile End Chopped Liver

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 16 servings as appetizer
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Ingredients

6 cups of chopped onions 

1 cup schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) 

2 pounds chicken livers 

1 sprig of fresh thyme 

2 fresh bay leaves 

2 1/2 teaspoons of quatre-epices (equal parts white peppercorns, ginger, cloves and cinnamon, ground together in a coffee or spice blender)

2 1/2 teaspoons of quatre-epices (equal parts white peppercorns, ginger, cloves and cinnamon, ground together in a coffee or spice blender) 

9 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped 

6 to 7 scallions sliced into thin rings 

6 teaspoons kosher salt 

2 to 3 large pinches of pepper 

For serving 

Pickled shallots 

Minced chives 

Rendered chicken skin pieces 

Sieved egg (a peeled hard-boiled egg pressed through the coarse holes of a box grate or zester) 

Directions

  1. Fry the onions in schmaltz, add the chicken livers, thyme and bay leaves and cook for 10 minutes, then let the mixture cool. Add the quatre-epices and eggs to the livers. Place the mixture in a food processor and process to a coarse consistency. Stir in the scallions and season with the salt and pepper.
  2. Decant the chopped liver into a serving bowl and garnish with shallots, minced chives, rendered chicken skin pieces and grated hard-boiled egg.