Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 4 mins

One of my sons loves fried chicken livers and I found this recipe in a cookbook called Whistle Stop Cafe


  1. Place chicken livers in buttermilk and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Drain in a colander.
  3. Roll chicken livers in flour.
  4. In a deep fryer heat oil to 350 degrees.
  5. Fry chicken livers for 3 to 4 minutes, or until brown.
  6. Drain on paper towel.
Most Helpful

the only way to make this better is to grate sharp cheese over the top and let it melt just before's a wonderful taste combination

deirdrercox December 04, 2009

This was really good. I didn't have any buttermilk so I used the buttermilk substitute of 1 cup milk and 1 Tbs. of lemon juice ( you could use vinegar also). After I mixed this up real good, I let it sit 10 minutes before adding the liver. I though just the flour alone wouldn't be very tasty so to the flour I added salt, pepper and onion powder. I can't believe how tender the liver stayed. I ever so slightly over browned some of them but the liver was still tender. I'll be adding this to my other liver recipes. Thanks so much for posting.

Catnip46 August 24, 2010

I prepared these exactly like you said, my husband almost ate the whole pound by himself. Great recipe!

schmme April 21, 2009