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
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)
4655 Calories
328g Fat
35g Carbs
354g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 4655
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 328g 420%
Saturated Fat 115g 576%
Cholesterol 3396mg 1,132%
Sodium 7273mg 316%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 354g
Vitamin C 134mg 668%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 67mg 371%
Potassium 4837mg 103%
*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.