Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
I gave these dog bones to friends and relatives who own dogs. EVERY dog loved them!
- 1 lb beef liver
- 2 large eggs, shells washed
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1 1⁄2 cups wheat germ
- 3 1⁄4 cups whole wheat flour, approximately
- Rinse liver and cut into 1-inch chunks. Put in a 1½- to 2-quart pan with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil on high heat; cover, reduce heat, and simmer gently until liver is no longer pink in center of thickest piece (cut to test), about 5 minutes. Drain liquid into a 1-cup measure; if needed add more water to make 1 cup.
- Put liver in a food processor; break in eggs, including shells. Whirl to puree, adding reserved liquid as needed to keep mixture moving; scrape sides of container often. Scrape mixture into a bowl; add remaining cooking liquid, cottage cheese, wheat germ, and 3 cups flour. Stir until evenly moistened.
- Scrape dough onto a well-floured laminate counter or large plastic cutting board; knead until dough no longer feels sticky, adding more flour as required.
- Shape dough into a ball and set aside. Scrape counter clean and coat lightly with more flour. Set dough on flour, dust ball with flour, then roll out until ½ inch thick. Cut with a floured bone-shaped cookie cutter.
- Bake in a 300 degree oven until bones are tinged darker brown and feel firm to touch, about 1 hour. Transfer to racks to cool. (Once cool, bones should be hard when pressed; if not, return to 300 degree oven and bake 10 minutes longer; cool.) To store, package airtight in refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 4½ dozen 3 ½-inch-long bones.
My pups love these. I also substitute rotisserie chicken in place of liver so that my kitchen doesn't smell like liver the rest of the day.
I have eight dogs and they all thought that these were just the greatest!