Cracker Barrel Copycat Fried Chicken Livers

Cracker Barrel Copycat Fried Chicken Livers


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You may have never tried chicken livers before, but you're a classy soul in search of a dish that is sophisticated yet folksy. Fried chicken livers are an American tradition that comes from the thrifty Depression Era where we let nothing go to waste. Enjoy your fried chicken livers as an appetizer, side, or late night snack!

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

5 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

10 servings


  • 2 pounds chicken livers
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 cups bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dash of Cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • Vegetable oil

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Take three bowls. Fill one with the bread crumbs. Take another bowl and whisk the eggs and milk. In the final bowl, sift together the flour, salt, pepper, and dash of cayenne. Season to your pleasin'.

Take a cast iron skillet and heat 1/2 an inch of oil over medium-high heat. Fry the livers for 2-3 minutes on each side and then drain on paper towels. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and ranch dressing!

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