The fact that I have a crazy cute dog-nephew has never come up here. Luckily for all of us, I made my sister Glennis the most disgustingly awful dinner last night and that has convolutedly lead to her writing a post containing pictures of Champ, my Pekingese dog-nephew, to post here.
We went grocery shopping yesterday and were planning to have dinner; I sprung the fact that I'd been thawing a full ostrich liver (gifted to me by my Nat) and was planning to serve it to her, and Glennis still came over. I was planning to thinly slice it, spice it heavily, and very quickly sear it on the cast iron griddle - a strategy that works really well with beef liver. I was going to take the rest of this huge hunk of liver and make it into pate with almonds and fruit, which I've done with sardines before. I'm a liver lover and I thought this stuff was pretty awful. I am sure there is a right way to do it, but this was not it. Glennis is an absolute domestic goddess and took the rest of the meat and turned it into dehydrated liver treats for her dog Champ, which are fairly expensive at the pet store. It is worth mentioning that it is best not to spice the meals you are prepping for your pets, as they can get super sick eating some things we think are innocuous and delicious (see: grapes, pepper, garlic, chocolate).
Ostrich (or whatever animal you prefer) liver treats for dogs
- A honkin' big chunk of liver
- Take the liver and cut it into bits.
- Place the bits into your dehydrator at 160 Degrees Fahrenheit overnight, about 10-13 hours, until no moisture remains in the middle.
- If you dont have a dehydrator there is a recipe for making similar treats in your oven here.
You can store these treats in an airtight container or ziplock baggy for at least a month and you can store the excess in your freezer for about 6 months.