Seriously, these liver treats are NOT for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach. However, the drool factor on these are off the charts! As my daughter and I were making these we had a pool of drool to contend with from Blizzard who was going batty over these.
These are A+ grade treats that even the finickiest of dogs will eat; that is, if their human has the stomach to make them. First, they just *look* wrong in the process of baking… (you’ll see why below). Second, they don’t smell bad as you’re making them but about 5-10 minutes into the cooking on these you’ll wish you had left the house and that’s AFTER you left all the windows open.
If you think you can stomach it, then here we go!
- 1 1/2 c. Oat Flour
- 1 1/2 c. Rice Flour
- 1/2 c. Water
- 1/2 c. Oat bran
- 1 1/2 c. Rolled Oats
- 1/2 lb. Chicken (or beef) livers
- 3 Tbs applesauce
- 1 egg
Important tip: To save on the smell of the livers while making these, use livers that are still slightly frozen. If you use slightly frozen ones they work just as well and will not smell as bad initially.
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Take your liver and blend it until it becomes like a pate substance. Immediately remove from blender and put in mixing bowl.
3. Add egg, applesauce and water to liver mixture and mix until well blended.
4. Add in Oat Bran and Oats until well blended.
5. Blend in rice flour and oat flour slowly until well blended. Dough will form and be extremely stiff.
6. You have two options for what to do with the dough depending on how you want to present it. You can just roll out small – medium balls and flatten. Place on parchment paper on your cookie sheet. This is the easiest and quickest way to go. If you want to be more creative you can roll this out and cut into shapes. Be forewarned! This dough is really one stiff dough and will take some hard work to roll it out.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
8. At this point you have two options. You can leave the treats in the oven over night until nice and crunchy (I recommend this). OR you can remove right away and cool.
9. These treats MUST be store in the fridge.
This week I had a very special helper in the kitchen!