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Chicken Gizzards with Cumin
Greek
  -   Entosthia Kotisia me Kimino ke Skordo
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5 app  
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2-1/2 hrs  
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Slowly simmered chicken gizzards with cumin flavored sauce make a fine appetizer. It takes time but not a lot of attention. See Note-2 for variation.




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Chicken Gizzards (1)  
Chicken Stock
Onion
Garlic
Cumin seed
Olive Oil ExtV
Oregano, dry
Wine, dry white
Salt
Pepper
Prep   -   (1-1/2 hrs - 25 min work)
  1. Trim GIZZARDS as needed and separate the lobes.
  2. Mix Gizzards with Stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer slowly for 1-1/4 hour. Drain Gizzards reserving all stock.
  3. Chop ONION very fine. Crush GARLIC and chop very fine. Mix.
  4. Dry pan roast CUMIN until aromatic and darkening just a shade. Cool on a plate and grind in your spice grinder.
Run   -   (50 min)
  1. In a spacious sauté pan heat Olive Oil and fry Onion mix over low heat, stirring until onions are well cooked but not at all browned.
  2. Stir in Gizzards, Cumin and Oregano. Fry stirring for about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in Wine and evaporate it at a fast simmer until the gizzards are frying again.
  4. Stir in 7 ounces of the reserved Stock (use the rest for some other purpose), Salt and Pepper. Simmer slowly uncovered for about 30 minutes or until a moderately thick sauce forms and adheres to the gizzards.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.
NOTES:
  1. Chicken Gizzards:   These may no longer be common in the giant chain supermarkets, but almost any market serving an ethnic community will have plenty. For details see our Chicken Gizzards page.
  2. Variation:   While writing up this recipe I was also working on a recipe from southern India. Somehow "four Thai chilis" got stuck in my head and I chopped them up with the garlic and onions. Now, four may be a little much, but if you intend to serve at room temperature, I think two would be a pretty good idea. Yes, Greeks do use chili peppers, just not often, not many and not real hot.
  3. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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