PERFECT PATE FOR PENNIES!

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PERFECT PATE FOR PENNIES!

Let me begin by saying I really really dislike liver, immensely.  That goes for any of the organs that people insist upon eating such as kidney, heart, gizzards . . .   Blech !

Why would anyone destroy a perfectly good Steak Pie by polluting it with Kidney?   

I digress . . .

I will admit to absolutely adoring seared Foie Gras and also Pate.  If I purchase Pate it will normally be Duck that I choose.

However, I received a text message today from my husband, asking that I pick up a baguette for supper as he had gone ahead and prepared 4 ramekins of Chicken Liver Pate for us!   (my husband isn't really a cook)

It all began with him not being able to resist a bargain of any sort . . .

$1.56 for a pound of fresh chicken livers - score!   (I'm not so excited but he was)

So he decides to take out my favourite big, copper bottomed fry pan and he melted a scoop of bacon fat into the pan (not healthy I know, but tasty)

He sliced up an onion and cooked them til translucent (he's been watching the food channel)

Then he dumped the chicken livers, as is, into the pan and kept mucking about with them til they were browned.

To this he added 1/2 cup of nice red wine (and more for the chef I think), some salt and pepper, with about 1 teaspoon of dried thyme. 

He allowed it to all simmer together for a few minutes and then added in some fresh herbs we had growing on the windowsill.   (I'm thinking it might have been parsley!)

He hauled out our Food Processer and poured the entire mixture into that and 'whirred it up' til it was smooth.  Then he added 1 cup of butter to the mixture til it was 'well mixed up' .

He poured it into 4 ramekins and put them into the frig where they will sit for the afternoon.

I'm guessing that the combined cost for this Pate is going to be:

$1.56 for the chicken livers
$1.28 for the butter
Wine, onion, thyme no charge as they were just hanging around doing nothing anyway!

So $2.84 divided by 4 = .71 cents per Ramekin

Add in .98 cents for the baguette and you've got a fabulous starter or meal (depending on how much you eat) for $1.69 for two people!

 



Okay, I can't wait for supper . . .

We decided to go ahead and eat the Pate as an early appetiser, it smelled so good.

Normally we would eat it on little toast points but not tonite!!!

Nice wine, nice weather, nice chef - great Pate . . .

who's a happy Realtor?

Me!!!

Not only can I show you how to save money making Pate, I can help you get a great deal on a property too.   Call your favourite Gananoque Realtor and soon, you'll be cooking up a feast in your own new kitchen!

 

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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

I don't like livers but I am willing to try anything once maybe I will try the Pate. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

June 08, 2012 02:36 PM #1
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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Pat -  you may just surprise yourself with this.  Normally it is the texture of liver that people detest.  This is lovely and smooth with a really nice flavour.  Great on crackers too!

 

June 08, 2012 02:48 PM #2
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Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

hate pate no matter what. glad you love it.

Have  you considered making it with duck livers.

Not a quack, serious. 

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Duck-Liver-Pate-105586

June 08, 2012 02:51 PM #3
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Hi Erv - if they were readily available, I would LOVE to use duck liver.  When I purchase ready-made, it would be duck liver pate I choose.

June 08, 2012 03:17 PM #4
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Paula McDonald
Chevaux Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Wow Susan, I'm impressed with your husband.  I do love liver but don't enjoy the mess of making it.  When we were little my mom would make it in bacon grease & sauteed onions.  We would have to have 2 bites.  After a while I acquired a taste for it and learned to love it. 

June 08, 2012 03:45 PM #5
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Susan Emo
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Hi Paula - yes, he's a keeper!  I never acquired a taste for calves liver even though my parents tried the same with us.

June 08, 2012 03:47 PM #6
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Susan, We cook Chicken Livers Often.  Sometimes I cook them on the griddle with a little garlic butter smeared around on it and the livers lighted floured.  YUMMY.  We call them grilled but they're actually not. Sometimes we fry them and then dip them in some sweet and sour sauce or honey mustard.. or secret sauce.    

I've never eaten Pate but if it's made with Chicken Livers, I may have to try it.  

June 08, 2012 05:54 PM #7
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Susan Emo
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Judi -  that sounds delish!   Let me know if you try Pate sometime.

June 08, 2012 06:27 PM #8
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

I dont eat that, but my hubby does.....I am sure he would love to look at this one...I will forward to him!

June 09, 2012 06:44 AM #9
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Susan Emo
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Kristin -  It is such an easy recipe to follow.  If you want to get all fancy smancy, you can pour it into a mold of some sort and decorate the top with geletin and herbs or red pepper in a some sort of design.  (I've found most people scrape that away and just dive into the pate itself!)

June 09, 2012 07:54 AM #10
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

I like liver, Susan, but I really like pate.  Helen has made some interesting versions over the years.  Can't go wrong with bread still warm from the bakery!

June 12, 2012 10:42 AM #11
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Susan Emo
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Chris - a person can NEVER go wrong with bread still warm from the oven (eating it on its own or with pate!)   I make a white wine version as well which is quite tasty too

June 12, 2012 11:15 AM #12
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