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Old 05-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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De hydrating Liver

Has anyone done this before. I tried this the other day ( I just got a de hydrater) and I found that the liver was more the substance of jerky instead of dry. It was on for 10 hours and my de hydrator only has one setting. I have never tried this before but I wasnèt expecting the consistancy of jerky..Any ideas anyone
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Sorry, The only thing Ive ever done with liver is cook it with LOTS of onions!!!
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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Sorry, The only thing Ive ever done with liver is cook it with LOTS of onions!!!
you can get these liver treats for dogs that have nothing else in them they are dry and have the consistancy of you know that sponge candy you used to get when you were a kid... well it was like that and I kind of thought well thats easy ...... ya right ... not so easy I guess lol BTW I like it like that too lol
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When you buy processed treats, they have a diffrent way of making 'dried' items. What comes to mind is chicken-wrapped-sweetpotatoe treats. When I tried to dehydrate sweetpotatoe they shrivled up and were nothing when done...so I dont know what they do, maybe they dehydrate less than we do, leaving more moisture, plus do they put preservitives in it? or maybe they soak the food in water?

I am on the same page as you are, because I have tired to replicate those expensive treats and nothing has worked. I wonder if they grind up the liver then repack it together to get that texture?
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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I dry liver slices in my oven and get great results. The dehydrators seem to hold in the moisture and make things go soft instead of crispy. I slice the liver very thin while it's still partly frozen, lay it on baking paper on trays, then bake very slowly for a few hours, then turn off the oven and leave it overnight. The dogs love it!
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Sorry, The only thing Ive ever done with liver is cook it with LOTS of onions!!!
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...liver....yucky!
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Sorry, The only thing Ive ever done with liver is cook it with LOTS of onions!!!
I like it with a thick onion gravy! As a kid (back in the stone age ) in England we ate all sorts of stuff that you rarely see younger people eating today. We ate heart, tongue, oxtail, pigs trotters - my dad used to love tripe and brains, but I drew the line there! Lamb shanks were often given away by the butcher, but now they appear on menus all over the place - not cheaply either!
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...liver....yucky!
I know what you mean!!! I have to use lots of Catsup!!
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I like it with a thick onion gravy! As a kid (back in the stone age ) in England we ate all sorts of stuff that you rarely see younger people eating today. We ate heart, tongue, oxtail, pigs trotters - my dad used to love tripe and brains, but I drew the line there! Lamb shanks were often given away by the butcher, but now they appear on menus all over the place - not cheaply either!
Ive had beef heart, and oxtail ... But brains, blood pudding and alike. not so much ...

Id like to try tripe, but what the heck is "pig trotters"
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Bet she means pigs feet =P
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