I made spicy skewered deep fried chicken livers for the latest Freshlyblogged competition and it was an absolute hit. I had to make it again this weekend since my husband could not get enough of it.
The ingredients that we had to use were Robertson’s cinnamon powder and cayenne powder as well as chicken livers, cream and white chocolate. Our instructions were to create two dishes. The cinnamon powder and cayenne powder had to feature in both dishes. We could add any three fresh ingredients and two grocery items and we had to use all the given ingredients.
I decided to pair the chicken livers with quinces and it was a great combination, especially with the two spices. Although I have never made or eaten deep fried chicken livers it was a great decision and absolutely delicious. I decided to skewer the chicken livers to add a bit of fun and did the same with the strawberries that I used in the dessert to keep the same theme.
The chicken livers can be served as a starter or main course and can easily be doubled.
Spicy skewered deep fried chicken livers with quinces
For the spicy chicken livers
250g PnP chicken livers, defrosted
80ml cake flour
5ml cinnamon powder
5ml cayenne pepper
5ml cumin powder
2 eggs, beaten
100g bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying
Dry the chicken livers with kitchen towels and cut into bite sizes.
Mix the cake flour, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and cumin powder together in a bowl, season with salt.
Roll the chicken livers in the flour mixture, and then in the beaten eggs. Cover with the bread crumbs and place onto a plate.
Cool the livers for 15 minutes in the fridge.
Heat the oil in a heavy based pot to medium heat.
Fry the livers in batches in the oil.
Place the livers onto kitchen towel to drain the oil.
For the quinces
Peel the quinces and slice into thin slices. Place into a pan.
Mix the sugar, water and cinnamon together. Pour over the quinces and heat to boiling point.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove the quinces and keep warm.
Cook the cinnamon water until thick and glossy.
Skewer the fried chicken livers onto wooden sticks.
Place the quince slices onto a dish and drizzle with the cinnamon sugar. Place the chicken liver skewers on top and serve warm.
I also made a very simple dessert with the white chocolate. It is basically white chocolate and cream with caramelized cinnamon sugar with a dash of cayenne pepper and served with roasted skewered strawberries. You will hardly find an easier dessert than this! You can also easily increase the quantities of this dessert to make more servings.
For the spicy white chocolate cream with strawberry kebabs:
80g white chocolate, melted
Grill the strawberries in a griddle pan for five minutes.
Remove from the heat and skewer two strawberries onto a wooden stick.
Beat the cream until stiff. Add the melted chocolate and mix through.
Place into serving dishes and dust with some cinnamon sugar.
Caramelize the cinnamon sugar with a blow torch.
Sprinkle with some cayenne pepper and serve with the strawberry kebabs.
This dish was my 6th entry for the Freshlyblogged competition. Four bloggers are now eliminated weekly, so we are only 24 left. If you think this recipe is worth it please go and vote for it by clicking here. You can also find the recipe at this link.