Chopped liver is a popular dish in Jewish cuisine, but it is also part of the traditional food offerings in Berlin, Germany. It was first made in medieval Germany, where Jewish people raised geese and used goose liver to make this rich, creamy spread. Eventually, Jews in Eastern Europe used chicken and beef livers and brought these recipes with them to America in the late 1800’s.
The typical preparation involves sautéeing or broiling liver and onions, adding salt, pepper and hard-boiled eggs, and then grinding it all together. The traditional fat used is schmaltz – rendered chicken or goose fat – but the method and ingredients varies.
Chopped liver is a popular Passover appetizer, often enjoyed as a spread on matzo. We’ll have plenty of Our Kitchen’s Chopped Chicken Liver available in our deli department throughout the holiday!
Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are not kosher establishments.