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Small Fried Liver Morsels – Sykotakia Tiganita

In Greek: συκωτάκια τηγανητά, pronounced see-ko-TAHK-yah tee-ghah-nee-TAH

This delicious meze goes especially well with wine. For lamb and kid liver, add a squeeze of lemon juice. For pork and calf liver, sprinkle with vinegar.

Small Fried Liver Morsels - Sykotakia Tiganita

Small Fried Liver Morsels – Sykotakia Tiganita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound of liver (lamb, kid, calf, or pork)
  • flour for dredging
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar for serving


  • Cut the liver into small 1 x 2-inch chunks and salt. Dredge in flour and fry in 1/4 – 1/3 inch of hot olive oil over medium / medium-high heat until done (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice (for lamb or kid) or a sprinkle of red wine vinegar (calf or pork).
  • Yield: serves 5-6 as a meze/appetizer with other dishes

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