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May 12, 2003 10:44 PM

vegetarian chopped liver

  • j

Can someone offer a recipe for vegetarian chopped liver that tastes like the real thing? Thank you

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  1. i don't have a recipe per se but maybe i can help:

    a well-seasoned pate of eggs, green beens, walnuts with a fair amount of carmelized onions should do the trick. my favorite vegetarian chopped liver used to be from veselka, the ukranian luncheonette in the east village, nyc. in general i find that cooking in extra-virgin olive oil can make things taste a little like chicken so you might want to try that.

    the walnuts' bitterness helps to makes it a successful liver facsimile, especially because you are aiming for the bitter/sweet interplay you get from contrasting fried onions with it.

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    1. re: epicure-us

      We had good success with a combination of chopped hard-boiled eggs mixed with sauteed chopped onions, mashed green beans or canned peas and carrots (which I like better for the sweetness of the peas), and shelled sunflower seeds, with salt & pepper to taste. This is good hot or cold, and tastes great on crackers.

      1. re: frimy
        Sharon Lebewohl

        For my vegetarian chopped liver, I use:
        3 hard cooked eggs
        1/2 cup shelled walnuts
        1 pound steamed stringbeans
        1 cup corn flakes
        2 large onions sauted in 1/4 cup olive oil.
        Process all the ingredients and chill. The corn flakes are unorthodox, but it comes out great!