Other people's birthdays
Today is the birthday of my dear friend, Alex. Alex is my brother. Not by blood, but I do consider him family. I combed through my brown book and found the recipe that seems the most Alex. He may not agree…but this isn’t his blog, is it?
Chopped liver for a bunch of people
The nice man at Savenor’s said the salt should be 2% by weight so break out that scale like a badass and season at nearly every step.
Have a long chat with your butcher about organs and don’t forget to ask about their family.
Pickle some mustard seeds and get some cornichons.
Heat some butter and a little olive oil.
Hit that butter with diced shallot and relish briefly in the best smell in the world.
Add some chopped apple…something delicious like a honeycrisp…or a jazz because it makes you smile.
Cook those a while so they get all sweet and wonderful.
Get those livers in there! Trim them if you want…or don’t.
When everything seams properly toasty, FIRE! By that I mean pour in some brandy, tilt the pan, and flame it up.
Drink some brandy.
Let it cool a while, get it in a food processor, and add cold butter until it feels right.
You nailed it.
Sorry if you were hoping for measurements and real directions. Not today.
LOVE YOU ALEX!