Fried Chicken Liver, Bacon and Tomato Salad with Ranch Dressing
This carnivore's salad is filled with bold ingredients like bacon and pickled onion, but the star ingredient is chicken livers. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo soak the livers in buttermilk and coat them in flour, then repeat the process for extra-crispy results. "I'm into livers of all kinds now," says Dotolo, "especially duck and lamb." More Substantial Salads
You can buy self-rising flour or make it yourself: Combine 3 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
Earthy chicken livers, smoky bacon and creamy ranch dressing make this one salad that can easily stand up to a red wine. Beaujolais, made from the Gamay grape, is light-bodied but full of flavor, and an ideal choice.