Typical Tuscan Recipe:Croutons with meat and chicken livers, Tuscan Starters

Croutons with Chicken Liver

Last Updated on Sunday 30th, October 2011 / 09:14 Written by
Croutons with Chicken Liver
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tuscan-croutonsThe croutons with chicken liver or crostini di fegatini are a very traditional Italian and Tuscan recipe that is part of our menu for Christmas lunch 🙂
This fantastic starter has a very strong taste, exalted if accompanied by a good red wine, maybe a Chianti Classico wine.

Here I post the very old recipe from my grandmother Nonna Nada, that she had learned from her mother Nonna Ida.

Ingredients for about 6 persons:

  • 350 gr of chicken liver
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • parsley, half an onion, celery, and 1 carrot
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 little spoon of capers
  • half a glass of white wine
  • one stock-cube or some broth
  • Tuscan bread

Finely cut the parsley, the onion, the celery, and the carrot and put all in a pan with some olive oil; when it starts to get brown, add the chicken livers, salt and pepper.
Let it fry for some minutes and then water with half a glass of white wine and one spoon of tomato paste, previously dissolved in some water.
Also add a stock-cube or some broth; let it cook on a low flame for about half an hour, and finally mince all together with the capers.
Spread it on bread croutons, previously roasted in the oven. Serve and enjoy! A great Tuscan recipe 🙂

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Hi! My name is Elena, I'm a travel writer and a happy mom living near Florence. I love to explore Tuscany to discover special places and I have a great passion for Tuscan Cooking. On this blog I share my experiences on special hotels and places to visit in Tuscany and Italy, and about my grandmother's tasty Recipes! I'm happy to help travelers plan their holiday in Tuscany :-)

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