Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
We grew up on "cheap" food but this one has become a family standard for comfort food. The recipe screams for additions and variations but we just seem to prefer it plain. This is extremely inexpensive to fix and if you like gizzards this one is easy as sin to fix. My mother would make a big batch up and then use it as a "bribe" to get my sister and I over for lunch. Don't have to ask twice, Mom.
- 1 lb chicken gizzard
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 package noodles, of your choice
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine (Approx.)
- salt and pepper
- Rinse and cut in half each gizzard.
- Simmer in water and 2 tsp salt for about 3 hours or until very tender.
- (Do Not Boil).
- Cook noodles until done, drain and add gizzards, butter and salt and pepper to taste.
When my sons were little guys and with only one income I prepared "cheap food". My boys called this dish Lizard Stew. Even today as grown men they talk about Mamas delicious Lizard Stew. If available, I added chopped celery and a boullion cube to make it more flavorful. Sue
I remember chicken gizzards & noodles from when I grew up in the 40's. These are delicious, but I like to thicken the broth to make a gravy and serve over noodles. A childhood favorite!
I never knew what a wonderful rich flavor chicken gizzards give to a broth! I should have known as giblet gravy is a great favorite of my family. I changed this recipe just a bit. I added about a cup of cooked chicken breast. Wonder rich comfort food. Thanks so much for posting, Cloudtears!