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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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    HillJ RE: soccermom13 Apr 30, 2011 01:49 PM


    My best recommendation for chopped chicken liver (pate).

    1. chefj RE: soccermom13 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.

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        HillJ RE: soccermom13 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

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          quazi RE: soccermom13 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 RE: quazi 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.

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              HillJ RE: soccermom13 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.

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                soccermom13 RE: HillJ May 1, 2011 07:38 AM

                Thanks, HillJ.

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                shallots RE: soccermom13 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.

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