Pâté (Pate) Maison

Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.

Pate Maison
Elise Bauer

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".

This recipe is a variation on one found in a lovely way out-of-print cookbook from the Concord Museum: "An Olde Concord Christmas."

Pâté (Pate) Maison

Total Time 0 mins
Servings 16 servings
Yield 1 large loaf


  • 1 pound chicken livers

  • 1 pound lean pork

  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage meat

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or scallions

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon fresh coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons brandy

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 10 slices uncooked bacon

Special Equipment

  • Meat grinder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grind the meat:

    Grind the chicken livers, pork, and Italian sausage through a meat grinder twice. Add remaining ingredients (except the bacon) and mix well.

  3. Line a loaf pan with bacon, fill with the meat mixture:

    Line an 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with bacon strips and pack in the mixture. Cover with bacon strips.

  4. Bake:

    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.

  5. Cool with a weight on top:

    Remove from the oven. Cover with aluminum foil. Place a weight such as a heavy brick on top while cooling. It's best to cool it overnight in the refrigerator.

  6. Serve:

    Slice and serve with bread or toast, lettuce and or tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
291 Calories
20g Fat
2g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 291
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 302mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.