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.
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5 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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