This is a quote from Thomas' chopped liver thread from EhBeth re Roberta's recipe already ---
QUOTEREPORT Mon 14 Jan, 2008 12:45 am
I've had a strong craving for chopped liver. Decided to satisfy it. Couldn't find chicken livers in the supermarket. Finally, I found some in a new-looking container--from Purdue.
Because my kitchen is only slightly larger than a coffin and my counter space is about a foot and a half wide, I have to be very organized when I'm making stuff.
I put the eggs up to boil. So far, so good. I usually use one medium and one small onion. Had only two mediums. Ok. I sliced the onions while the oil was heating. While the onions were softening, I figured I'd get the livers ready. Could not get the container open. COULD NOT do it. Pull tab and lift up. I pulled the tab and lifted up. Nada. Lifted, pulled, pried--still nada.
I had to take the onions off the heat so that they wouldn't cook too much. Pulling, prying, muttering. No liver. I finally got a hammer and screwdriver. Could not hammer the top off with the screwdriver under the lid. I was reduced to hammering holes in the top. Made enough holes to create an opening large enough for me to reach in. Thought I'd get the livers out that way. The top came off.
I put the onions back on the heat and cleaned and separated the livers. It seemed like a lot of liver. More than usual. Maybe that would work okay with the extra onions.
Made a space for the livers in the pan with the onions and dumped in the livers.
I forgot to get the bread ready. (Bread goes in the chopped liver.) My first two bread choices were out (no challah, and the roll I had was for when I made the sandwich). I planned on using white bread. Go get the white bread. There is none. How can I not have white bread?! Is this possible? Possible or not, I didn't have any. Rye I had, but rye is a no-no. Ended up using hotdog roles. Cut off the crust. Got ready to chop.
Grandma's wooden chopping bowl, mother's chopper. Magic. Start chopping, and it's apparent that there's way to much of everything but eggs. I managed to get the consistency right with the hotdog roles, but there's way too much chopped liver. WAY too much.
Had a sandwich last night. Not the best I've ever made, but better than average. A sandwich tonight. Lots of liver left.
Anybody want some chopped liver?