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Pâté (Pate) Maison

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Easy to make liver pate recipe, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon, well seasoned with herbs and spices. Also known as "pâté (pate) campagne".

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb chicken livers
  • 1 lb lean pork
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage meat
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chives or scallions
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp brandy
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 10 slices bacon (uncooked)

METHOD

1 Grind all the meat (except the bacon) through a meat grinder twice. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

2 Line an 8x6x3 inch loaf pan with bacon strips and pack in the mixture. Cover with bacon strips. Place pan in a water bath, a larger pan that is filled halfway up the sides of the inner pan with water. Bake at 350°F for 2 1/2 hours.

3 Remove from heat. Cover with aluminum foil. Place a weight such as a heavy brick on top while cooling. Best to cool overnight in the refrigerator. Slice and serve with bread or toast, lettuce and or tomatoes.

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