13 Easy Liver Pate Recipes

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Make any of these easy liver pate recipes and you’ll soon see that eating liver is actually enjoyable! Pate is a delicious side dish and snack that packs some serious nutrition with a creamy mouth feel and amazing flavor.

Organ meat recipes are extremely nutrient-dense; liver pate on a keto or carnivore diet is great for beginners and advanced eaters alike! I promise you, making liver pate at least once in your life is worth a try.

How to Make Liver Pate: Step by Step

Liver pate usually begins by searing the liver. If you are working with beef liver or other ruminant liver (lamb, sheep, goat, bison etc) trim off any extra bits and slice it up into thin strips. Chicken, duck, and rabbit livers are small and don’t need any preparation.

Wait for the pan to heat up until it’s very hot and then sear each side in a bit of cooking fat.

Cooking fats can vary from butter to coconut oil, duck fat, or schmaltz.

Let the meat cool slightly and then blend it up with whatever flavorful add-ins the recipe calls for and additional fat.

Pates should chill in the fridge overnight for the best results. This gives time for the flavors to meld together which is important because the noticeable taste of liver decreases at the pate sits and chills.

Using herbs, garlic and onion are great ways disguise the liver if you are not yet accustomed to it.

Read more tips for success and about mental preparation for using organ meats in How to make Beef Liver Pate (and not hate it!).

What are the basic liver pate ingredients?

Bring the nutrition of generations prior and elegance of French cooking into your kitchen with just a handful of ingredients.

Liver pate is naturally low-carb and high-fat, making it a great fit for the keto diet.

For carnivore diet-friendly recipes, keep them elemental (you might just puree liver, butter, and salt together) or pick and choose the herbs you know don’t cause any negative reactions.

Include something from each category and feel free to mix and match!

  1. Liver: beef liver, veal liver, lamb liver, bison liver, pork liver, chicken liver, duck liver
  2. Cooking Fat: butter, coconut oil, duck fat, schmaltz
  3. Herbs: rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, basil
  4. Aromatics: garlic, onion, shallots
  5. Cream: heavy cream, coconut cream (optional)
  6. Alcohol: brandy, cognac, port, sherry (optional)

Liver Pate Nutrition

Liver is a heritage food, savored by traditional cultures across the world. It is a nutrient-dense food with important fat-soluble vitamins all people need for health. Liver may be used specifically for healing the body from malnutrition, anemia, and fatigue.

There are many health benefits of liver. Personally, I would rather eat liver a few times a month than take a multivitamin every day.

If you’re interested in adding in more liver to your diet, start with these 5 Ways to Eat Beef Liver.

Where to buy grass fed liver?

Nose-to-tail eating is an important food philosophy that respectfully uses all parts of the animal which is just one of the benefits of organ meats.

In many cases the nutritional benefits coincide with economic benefits. Due to the low demand of organ meats, they are usually priced quite affordably.

I recommend how to find liver from a local source and also include a list of online retailers in my shopper’s guide on Where to Buy Liver.

Easy Liver Pate Recipes that will Convince you to Liver is Worth Eating

2 thoughts on “13 Easy Liver Pate Recipes”

  1. There are so many great options here and ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of! I love the idea of the pate in the deviled eggs, that is quite original. Thanks for a great, comprehensive selection of liver pate recipes, can’t wait try each of them. Cheers!

    • I’ll be going through the list too! Liver pate is a favorite of mine and I love trying new combinations. It’s a dish I bring to parties a lot, people are always surprised by how good pate really is!


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