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soccermom13 Apr 30, 2011 01:24 PM

I need a good recipe for pate made with chicken livers. Can anyone recommend a recipe?


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    quazi Apr 30, 2011 08:03 PM

    I've used this recipe several times. Tastes wonderful. personally I like more pepper and brandy but it is a good base to riff upon


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      soccermom13 May 1, 2011 07:29 AM

      Oh my goodness, I am smacking myself on the side of the head and saying "DUH!" How did I not remember that pate tastes as good as it does because of all the fat in in? I need to boost my iron intake but I certainly don't need to boost my fat intake. I'm going to try the Russ and Daughters version because it has the least amount of fat. HillJ---do you really use veg shortening when you make this?

      Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate your responses.

      1. re: soccermom13
        HillJ May 1, 2011 07:34 AM

        Hi, yes I've sub'd the 2T of veg oil when rendered chicken fat wasn't avail to me. It's a small amt. and like you I watch my full fat intake.

        1. re: HillJ
          soccermom13 May 1, 2011 07:38 AM

          Thanks, HillJ.

        2. re: soccermom13
          shallots May 1, 2011 07:44 AM

          A good friend had decided to try making pates at home with the thought of starting a business.

          One month later, she and her husband found that they had eaten very, very well and she had gained ten pounds and he had gained fifteen.

      2. HillJ Apr 30, 2011 02:20 PM


        I have not made this myself but enjoyed this version of pate it at a dinner party. If you like pistachios and are open to a pate that is not as smooth in texture, this is another option.

        Enjoy & good luck, soccermom13

        1. chefj Apr 30, 2011 02:03 PM

          Here is a classic french style Terrine de Foies de Volaille from Jacques Pépin courtesy of Food & Wine http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ch... Simple easy and very good. I add a little Quatre épices or ground Clove as well. But additions are almost limitless.

          1. HillJ Apr 30, 2011 01:49 PM


            My best recommendation for chopped chicken liver (pate).

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