Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Your dog is going to love these. Probably your cat, too (omit garlic if making this for your cat). It will keep all day while you carry it around in your pocket. When the liver is dried it can be stored in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for about 3 months (in a sealed container). Regarding garlic and dogs: Many dogs enjoy the taste of garlic and it's a natural flea repellent. A small bit of cooked garlic should not be toxic. However, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, raw and spoiled garlic is toxic and potentially fatal to dogs. Consult with your veterinarian before using and use in small quantities. This recipe instructs the cook to discard the garlic after it has been cooked.


  1. Rinse liver in cool water.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add liver and garlic to boiling water.
  4. Simmer for 1/2 to 3/4 hours until well done.
  5. Allow liver to cool. (Discard garlic).
  6. Cut liver into 1/2 inch cubes.
  7. Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 250 F for a minimum of 2 hours.
  9. Liver is done when dry to touch and has shrunk to approximately 1/4 inch cubes.
Most Helpful

Omit garlic if it's for cats??? Garlic is highly toxic for all cats & dogs. The fact that it's in the recipe is quite astounding.

Tiffany R. March 13, 2016

I made these for my 3 cats so omitted the garlic. I also did not cook them as hard as th recipe states. 1 cat liked them 1 cat didn't 1 cat ran over the other two, knocked over a lamp to get to these and is now purring very happily. Made for Photo Tag

wicked cook 46 November 07, 2009

Hi Dreamer. Unfortunately, my two cats didn't like them. The one actually ran when we showed her one, LOL. And the other one, who usu. eats almost anything, turned his head. Next time, I'll use the liver for myself! Made for Zaar Stars.

WI Cheesehead February 07, 2008