What to do with Gizzards?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Nyssa03, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Nyssa03

    Nyssa03 Chirping

    We recently harvested some ducks and I am having a hard time figureing out how to do something with the gizzards---- I have watched all the you-tube videos and it still took me about an hour to successfully clean TWO. I will just chop them and feed them to my dogs, but if someone has some advice how to clean quickly and how to make them delicious I'd like to give that a try -- thanks, Patsy

  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Songster

    May 18, 2012
    Northern Virginia
    My Coop
    Can't speak for duck gizzards but my mom would take chicken gizzards and pressure cook them until tender. She'd then make a chicken broth based soup with bits of chicken meat and lot's of rice and add the gizzards. In the end it was much thicker than soup - more like rice with some broth and chicken meat/gizzards in it.

    Don't know if you could do the same with duck but what mom made was wonderful.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The lining of the gizzards in ducks is stuck on there but good. The lining in a chicken gizzard just peels off. That doesn't work with ducks.

    I just wash the duck gizzards and chop them up and make dog food out of them. I leave the lining on because it is so difficult to get loose.

    If you want to use them for yourself, I suggest that you sacrifice a little bit of gizzard and just slice the lining off with a sharp knofe. Your dogs can eat the lining and the small amount of meat left on it.
  4. Nyssa03

    Nyssa03 Chirping

    Thanks so much for your reply --- after watching the you-tube video, I was thinking I must be a real wimp- it must have been chicken livers because they did peel easily in the video.
    My dogs will be happy with your answer also!!!!

  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    x2 I would just chop them up a little and feed raw to the dogs. Great healthy treat for them.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  6. r devries

    r devries In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2010
    Cut them in half, scoop out the feed, pop the inside out, and cut the lining off.

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