Wednesday, November 14, 2012

take my word for it wednesday.. duck liver pâté is awesome!!

 
i am a liver pâté person.. you either are or you aren't.. shell used to be but now she snubs her nose at it and says ewww.. my mom and i used to have an annual trip to california.. and one time we stayed in this little "inn" and for dinner we ordered their liver pate platter.. it came with toast points, crackers, jam, the best pâté i've ever had, onions, sliced pickles, crisp green apple and cheese.. i was in heaven and even though that meal was probably 18-19 years ago i still think about it and smile.. my mother in law makes awesome chicken liver pâté for thanksgiving.. i look forward to every year.. it's not the prettiest of appetizers but it's really yummy..  (the below recipe is the way my mother in law makes her chicken liver pâté i used duck because i made a duck last week.. i will share that with you soon.. what a treat that was.. it was really good)
 
 
duck liver pâté
 
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 5-7 minutes
servings: 16 as an appetizer
 
1 lb. duck livers (or chicken livers)
3 tbls. unsalted butter
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of red wine
1 hard boiled egg
salt and pepper
 
heat butter in heavy bottom saute pan over medium heat let the butter slightly brown add garlic and livers.. add salt.. toss the livers around in the pan to get all sides evenly brown and kinda carmelized.. remove and pour butter, livers and garlic into your food processor then add wine to pan and deglaze the pan for about 1 minute over medium heat.. remove from heat and add wine to food processor and add hard boiled egg, salt and pepper.. pulse a few times until everything is blended it will look like the picture above.. remove from food processor and add to a serving bowl and put in the fridge for about an hour before serving.. i served mine with pomegranate jam, sliced mini gherkins and sour dough bread.. (i was out of crackers or i would have served with them also).. it may look a little funky but believe me it's delicious.
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!!


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