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Old 05-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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Virginia & Livermush

Hey all you Virginians, I was watching a recorded episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern last night and he went to Virginia and ate something called livermush. Now I am a fan of liver, liverwurst, liver pate, etc, but not sure about a block of liver on a bun with grape jelly on it. Any of you fine folks ever try it? Would like to here your thoughts.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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it certainly ain't on my menu... ain't even in my vocabulary. Never heard of it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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Andrew Zimmern aside, there is nothing bizarre about livermush.

And he was too far north. The best livermush is found in NC (and in my somewhat limited experience, the very best is Hunter's Livermush, made in McDowell county). It is made from ground pork liver, spices, corn meal, and probably a few other things, and typically formed into a rectangular loaf. I generally just cut off a slice and heat it in a frying pan, until it's hot and the outside is a little bit crispy. Now, this grape jelly thing is just wrong (as is so much in VA, but that's another story). I like my livermush on a sandwich with a little mustard.

Livermush was a staple food when I was growing up and, as with several other regional foods, I was in college before I realized that not everyone was raised on it. Their loss.

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Sounds like the southern version of scrapple!
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I saw that too.
I'm an organ eater...but with grape jelly? That's what I found odd too Toby. But ... I haven't tried livermush.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
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Oh man I love liver pudding!!! Haven't had it in years!

Toby, I know Helen has found scrapple in Ca before, look for that. It's not the same, but similar. Scrapple is what is sounds like 'scraps' mixed with corn meal, you slice pan fry and enjoy with ketchup or syrup. If you like scrapple, you'll like liver mush!
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I heard all about it growing up in North Carolina....mom never bought it.
We ate chicken livers, but never had liver mush. The oldtimers remember it fondly though.
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I heard all about it growing up in North Carolina....mom never bought it.
We ate chicken livers, but never had liver mush. The oldtimers remember it fondly though.
hot pan
olive oil
thin sliced onion
salt n pepper
chicken livers
butter at the end
/done
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I heard all about it growing up in North Carolina....mom never bought it.
We ate chicken livers, but never had liver mush. The oldtimers remember it fondly though.
hot pan
olive oil
thin sliced onion
salt n pepper
chicken livers
butter at the end
/done
Love chicken livers, I even have my kids liking them. What's funny is my boy likes beef liver as well but my daughter doesn't. However she will eat the chicken livers.
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Chicken livers an gizzards, seasoned flour, cast iron fryin pan, good eatin!
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