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".
Pâté (Pate) Maison
- 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)
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.
Line a loaf pan with bacon, fill with meat mixture
Line an 9x5x3 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.
Cool with weight on top
Remove from the oven. 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.
This recipe is a variation on one found in a lovely way out-of-print cookbook from the Concord Museum - An Olde Concord Christmas.