Liver Pudding? Is it Liver or Pudding?
On Sunday mornings, Misty and I are usually up pretty early and most of the time we head out for breakfast to one of "Mayberry's" locally owned restaurants called The Derby. Since we had a late Saturday night and slept in a bit, and since the rain made for a lazy Sunday morning.... we decided to eat at home. Since we hadn't been to the grocery store and were about out of everything, my poor stomach was GROWLING! No bread, no poptarts, no milk for cereal... no nuttin! Ohhhhh but what do I see in the bottom of the fridge???
Neese's Liver Pudding Saves The Day
Just when I thought I was gonna starve to death, there they laid, 2 nicely sliced pieces of Neese's Liver Pudding in a baggy that had been left from earlier last week! Right beside of it... EGGS! There ya go... We were about to have us a yummy breakfast!
Now I posted this over at my Facebook and got a few interesting responses. Some responded to liver pudding in general, and some responded on how I ate my liver pudding. So I thought what the heck, I'll do a blog post on it here at "My Life as I See It" and just see what folks from different parts of the world think about Liver Pudding!
Now, before we go any further, I realize that some of you, probably most of you reading this, have never tried, or probably never heard of Liver Pudding before. Here's a quote from NeesesSausage.com
A fully cooked southern favorite with our special spices. It's 96% fat free and, believe it or not, a favorite of kids who love it on a sandwich or warmed in the pan for breakfast. By the way, it doesn't taste like pudding and it doesn't look like liver.
But what does Liver Pudding taste like? There is absolutely NO way I could even begin to explain what it tastes like... to me, there's nothing to compare it to haha.
Ohhh, and the million dollar question... What are the ingredients in Liver Pudding? The info below was taken from Wikipedia...
Livermush (or Liver Mush or Liver Pudding) is a Southern United States foodstuff composed of pig liver, head parts, and cornmeal. It is commonly spiced with pepper and sage. Vaguely similar to scrapple, livermush was most likely brought south through the Appalachian mountains by German settlers from Philadelphia. Livermush is colloquially known as poor man's or poor boy's pâté.
Along with that... check out this intriguing information also taken from Wikipedia...
Shelby, North Carolina hosts an annual Livermush Exposition, which began in 1987 to celebrate the unique delicacy. In that year the Cleveland County Commissioners and the Shelby City Council passed resolutions proclaiming that "livermush is the most delicious, most economical and most versatile of meats." Other towns in North Carolina that have livermush festivals include Drexel and Marion. Sonnys Grill in Blowing Rock, NC is famous for its livermush 
It is commonly prepared by cutting a slice off of a prepared loaf and frying it with grease in a skillet until golden brown, much like you would Spam. At breakfast it would be served alongside grits and eggs. For lunch it can be made into a sandwich with mayonnaise or mustard, either fried as above, or left cold. As livermush's popularity rises, it is appearing as a primary ingredient in dishes such as omelette and pizza.
My gosh... just reading that makes me wish we had gotten more at Walmart today hahaha. Ok, how many of you are grossed out now?
Now keep in mind Liver Pudding is ready to eat out of the package, but it can be pan fried and eaten several different ways. We usually fry it up in some butter and eat it on a sandwich with mayo and mustard and/or cheese. Since we didn't have any bread this morning, I fixed up some scrambled eggs and on my plate, there were 2 scrambled eggs with a nicely fried piece of Liver Pudding AND, smothered across the top was a nice big spoonful of JFG Mayo!
If you would have sat that plate on top of your head, your tongue would beat your face to death trying to get to it it's so yummy! haha
Misty opted to do without the mayo, dunno what's wrong with her? haha... I love mayonnaise on just about everything, but that's an entirely different post on its own!
So there ya go folks... That's how I was saved from starving to death by good ole Neese's Liver Pudding! Now don't you just fill so full of knowledge that you have to share this info with your friends? haha!
It makes me wonder, since Liver Pudding is said to be a "southern" food, how many of you reading this from all over the world, have ever heard of or even ever tried Liver Pudding?