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Chicken Liver Pâté with Cornichons and Blue Cheese Butter

Country French Pate with Blue Cheese Butter and Cornichons

Last Updated on September 30, 2019

French chicken liver pate

 

Country French Chicken Liver Pate

The award for Best Appetizer at the Fil-Am Kiwanis function went to yours truly for the Country French Pâté with Blue Cheese Butter Spread and Cornichons. I didn’t win for my Ultimate Sour Cherry Fudge Cake, but who cares, right? The Oreo truffles won, and they were truly fantastic!

Mise En Place French chicken liver pate
Mise En Place

 

Chicken Liver Pâté

Country French Pate with Blue Cheese Butter and Cornichons
Prep Time: 1 day 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings (slide to adjust): 12 servings
Calories: 191kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Chicken Livers
  • ½ pound Butter
  • 2 small Garlic cloves
  • ½ Onion
  • tablespoon Country Style Pate Spice
  • cup Red wine
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Dry and clean chicken livers. Chop onion and garlic finely. Sweat garlic and onion in a little butter. Set aside. Saute chicken livers. Add onion mixture. Add red wine and pate spice. Let cook down until almost all liquid is reduced. Place mixture in a food processor. Process and let cool. Cream butter separately. Fold in the cooled liver mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  • At this point, you can put it into a nice bowl or crock. You can also roll it in wax paper.
  • Chill the pate overnight. If you rolled it up, slice it for putting on toast. If you did not roll it up, it is advisable to let it come to just about room temperature before serving.

Notes

If you want a lot of pate, just increase the number of chicken livers. This is a real crowd-pleaser, even for people who do not like pate, and especially those who do not like liver.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0g
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Pate Spice Mise En Place

Chicken Liver Pâté Spice Mix

This is the spice for Country Pate
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: French
Servings (slide to adjust): 12 servings
Calories: 18kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces Green Pepper Corn
  • ounce Dry Pimento
  • ounce Mace
  • ¾ ounce Paprika
  • ounce Coriander
  • ounce Thyme
  • ¼ ounce Rosemary
  • ounce Marjoram
  • ounce Clove
  • ounce Bay leaf
  • ounce Allspice
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in clean coffee grinder and process. A mortar and pestle will also work.

Notes

All ingredients are dry ingredients. If you can't find dried pimento, omit it and use a bit more paprika. You can put the spice into a clean glass jar, top it and use it whenever the mood strikes.

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0g
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Blue Cheese Butter

This French butter goes so well with pate.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings (slide to adjust): 12
Calories: 121kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process. You can roll it or put it into a container at this point. It should be chilled in the refrigerator overnight. If you are going to slice it, do not bring it to room temperature, but if you are going to serve it from a container, then leave it out for a while before serving.

Notes

The longer the mixture sits, the more flavorful it becomes. Use only sweet butter, as using salted butter would make the product too salty. This is beautifully served with Melba Toasts.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0g
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