I have been perfecting my chopped liver recipe for the past 20 years, and this recipe is the culmination of countless experiments. I never use anything except fresh chicken livers. Other livers tend to impart bitterness. There is actually more onion and egg than liver in this recipe which gives it a somewhat lighter color and definitely a lighter texture. This recipe should be well chilled but eaten within one day of its preparation. It does not last long in the refrigerator.
This recipe has been adapted from a description in Giuseppe Maffioli’s La cucina padovana, and is probably Ashkenazic in origin.
One would not normally associate Cajun and Jewish cooking. At first glance, they would not appear to be that compatible, particularly since Cajun cooking often uses ingredients that are blatantly non-Kosher. There is the Kosher Cajun Cookbook, by Mildred L. Covert and Sylvia P. Gerson, which adapts Cajun classics to conform to the Jewish dietary laws. This recipe is much more innovative because it truly combines the texture and traditional Jewish chopped liver with seasonings that never could have been imagined by our Jewish mothers. It has a lot of zip, I promise.