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anyone have a recipe for home made liver treats?

I'm doing a lot of obedience training for my puppy and I'm worried about all the processed treats I'm giving her. I've been using dehydrated liver but wanted to mix it up some. I bought some liver but am trying to find a recipe to make my own treats. Preferably something with the consistency of fudge that can easily be cut into tiny pieces. Anyone have a recipe like that that works? My kitchen is going to stink and the dogs are going to love it!
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This is a recipe I've made for Tucker several times.

1 lb. chicken livers
2 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 flour (I use brown rice flour)
Puree raw meat in blender, add remaining ingredients and blend.
Spread thin on a greased cookie sheet with sides.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and pierce all over with a fork to vent steam.
Return to oven for 10 minutes.
Cool slightly and cut into small squares.
Refrigerate for 1 week or freeze and use a needed.
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I just throw beef liver on a baking sheet at 300 degrees for about an hour and then turn off the oven and leave it in there til cool. Then I cut one piece into 1/4 inch cubes that I leave in the fridge and put the rest in a baggie and freeze it til I need more. The frozen cooked liver thaws out pretty fast but it cuts into little pieces even when it's frozen.


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I would cut them small before I dehydrate them. its best to cut meat for jerky when it is partially frozen, you can easily get it as thin as you need without it being shifty.

I'd probably just soak it in some curing salt and dry it out in the dehydrator, I honestly have no idea what liver smells like, never made it but they probably would love it.

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This is a recipe I've made for Tucker several times.

1 lb. chicken livers
2 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 flour (I use brown rice flour)
Puree raw meat in blender, add remaining ingredients and blend.
Spread thin on a greased cookie sheet with sides.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove and pierce all over with a fork to vent steam.
Return to oven for 10 minutes.
Cool slightly and cut into small squares.
Refrigerate for 1 week or freeze and use a needed.
That's pretty much my recipe too, though I'm not at home where I can check exactly.

I substitute chicken or lamb liver since Kodi can't tolerate beef. I've also made them with peanut butter instead of neat (you have to add some water to get the same consistency) and freeze dried blueberries and or cranberries. The PB ones keep longer, even unrefrigerated... Just like cookies.


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I would cut them small before I dehydrate them. its best to cut meat for jerky when it is partially frozen, you can easily get it as thin as you need without it being shifty.

I'd probably just soak it in some curing salt and dry it out in the dehydrator, I honestly have no idea what liver smells like, never made it but they probably would love it.

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You want to avoid the salt if you are preparing it for dogs, though. Especially if you are using it for training treats, where you are likely to need a lot of it!


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