Sunday, July 10, 2016

Recipe: Deep Fried Chicken Gizzards and Hearts


You remember the other day when I said my family was all kinds of redneck? Well you can thank my grandpa who was born in West Virginia for this one. When I was growing up, my mom used to make this as a cheap snack. A pack of chicken gizzards and hearts costs about $1. And as you can see, it makes a plate full of them. 

Recipe

1 pack of chicken gizzards and hearts
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups oil

Add oil to a pan, enough to cover the height of the gizzards. 
Add the flour, salt and pepper to a ziplock bag, add gizzards and hearts. Seal bag and shake until all parts are covered in flour. Add gizzards and hearts to the hot oil and fry until golden brown. 

These are very chewy so get out your good dentures, you'll need them. :)

Note: You can go through the trouble of trimming off the middle part of the gizzards, which is the chewiest part but I rather like that so I leave it on. 

Have you ever had this? Would you try it?

22 comments:

  1. I would not eat those for a million dollars. I don't even touch chicken wings!

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    1. lol and I love chicken wings too.

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  2. Yeah, I'd run away at my bay lol

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  3. I'm running right now.

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    1. LOL chicken....get it? Chicken? lol

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  4. I might try it once, but I'm guessing the 'chewy' wouldn't do it for me. LOL

    Fun to have this food memory connection with your granddad.

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    1. I've tried quite a few interesting foods from my grandpa. I think if you weren't raised eating something like this, it just isn't gonna do it for ya. lol

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    1. lol That's ok, there are a few things I won't eat too.

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  6. I might try it if it was put in front of me, but I don't think I could ever buy it. It isn't anything I've ever really wanted to try.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  7. I could eat this but I don't think I'll crave it, lol.

    Happy Sunday, Mary!

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    1. Understandable. Happy Sunday.

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  8. We eat these too, Mary, but it's been a while, so I'm right there with you!(lol) Of course, you know I still have to add my cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Hugs...RO

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    1. lol Of course you do. Have to make it spicy.

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  9. That right there is a good ol' southern dish. Haven't even SEEN that in a long time, much less eat it.

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    1. I love it. I don't eat it often but I do love it.

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  10. Now that's some country cookin'!! Makes me miss Kentucky :)

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    1. Oh definitely. Good stuff.

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  11. I'm thinking that's something I'll never have. lol Never tried it before I gave up meat either. I don't think it was ever offered.

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    1. lol Understandable. I grew up eating these so while others might think it's a strange dish, I love them.

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