Linguini with Bacon & Chicken Livers; fun with Google

When I was growing up chicken always came as a whole bird that had to be cut up. The heart, gizzard, and liver were always in a little paper bag in the cavity of the bird.

My mother cooked it all. My father ate the heart and gizzard and my mother ate the liver – along with other parts, of course. In my mind the offal was a treat that we children were not allowed to have.

Eventually, I was ‘old’ enough to have a taste. I refused the heart, tasted the gizzard and said no thanks, but loved the liver. We regularly had calves liver with bacon and onions so the flavor was familiar.

When I was an adult, living on my own and starting to entertain, rumaki was my standard for serving with drinks. For those unfamiliar – rumaki is chicken liver and water chestnut, marinated in soy sauce, wrapped in bacon, skewered on a toothpick and baked. If I could find water chestnuts I would make some right now! (They were very popular on pupu platters…. I miss drinks with umbrellas, too.)

Chicken livers were a popular item on the menus of the local restaurants in my small town and the neighboring small towns.

I don’t often think about buying them, but occasionally I see them. When I do, I buy them.

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Linguini with Bacon & Chicken Livers

Liver with Bacon & Onions is a classic. This has chicken livers and linguini – simple main course if you love liver.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta

Ingredients

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  • 10oz (300gr) chicken livers, cut in half
  • 3oz (90gr) smoked bacon, 3 – 4 slices, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1015 fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4oz (125gr) linguini

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • In large nonstick skillet heat 1 tbs olive oil over medium heat. 
  • Add onions and sauté 5 minutes. 
  • Add bacon and sauté until crisp. 
  • Add remaining 1 tbs oil if needed (my bacon is very lean so I need it).
  • Add sage and livers to pan and sauté 5 – 8 minutes. 
  • Cover pan and turn heat to low and let ‘rest’ 5 minutes more.  
  • Add pasta, toss to combine and serve.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh sage substitute 1 tbs dried sage or 2 tbs fresh parsley.
The ‘sauce’ is the olive oil and bacon fat – there should be 2 – 3 tbs. Either drain the bacon or add oil as needed

Keywords: chicken livers, linguini, pasta

Linguini with Bacon & Chicken Livers

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2 thoughts on “Linguini with Bacon & Chicken Livers; fun with Google”

  1. Oh yes. Whole chickens. I don’t think my daughters would know what to do with one. I don’t think they’ve ever done a turkey either because I do all the holidays. I learned how to break down a chicken early on though my mother’s favorite way of cooking was roasting it whole or boiling it whole. Still, there was a lot you could do with the leftovers. And yes, we at the whole chicken except for the bones and gristle. Waste not, want not…

    I like puzzles too so I like to work on things like websites and such. I’m also really, really good at doing research. But I’m like you. Don’t talk to me while I’m doing it 😉

    • The first chicken we bought in Andorra was whole – completely whole, We had no idea until we got it home and discovered it hadn’t even been cleaned. I left the room. The hubs ‘boned’ it and tossed the intact carcass and innards. We were more careful after that.
      I get rather inpatient with the tech people when I need their help. Half are good and know their stuff; the other half treat me like an idiot, forcing me to be a jerk to let them know I’m not stupid. I try to be patient with them lol

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