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.
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!).
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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.
Include something from each category and feel free to mix and match!
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.
Dazzle your dinner guests with a Classic Beef Liver Pate appetizer. It's easy to make and super nutritious! This is the #1 beef liver pate recipe to try. With a simple ingredient list, yet elegant flavor...this could be your new family favorite.
This recipe is alcohol free and calls for butter, with optional heavy cream.
This dairy free liver pate with ox liver recipe is an amazing side dish sure to wow dinner guests as well as your own taste buds! Make it in 15 minutes, then chill until you’re ready to serve. Liver pate is an elegant way to boost your nutrition without dairy on a keto, carnivore, paleo, or any healthy diet.
This recipe is diary free and contains no alcohol.
The Romanian Easter drob, Drob de pui, is a traditional appetizer for the Easter brunch. This chicken drob is a very popular twist on the well-known lamb version. This is guaranteed to get liver haters to actually eat and enjoy something made with liver.
If you've never made a homemade Duck Liver Parfait, you don't know what you are missing out on! It is perfect for canapés or served as a starter at dinner parties. Parfait is not only delicious, but also easy to make. Try it out today!
This delicious chicken liver pâté is naturally low in carbohydrates. Serve it as an appetizer or snack! There is a serious amount of bacon blended up with a litte bit of liver. It is a great combo for bacon lovers!
This recipe is dairy free and contains no alcohol.
This Easy Chicken Pate is a family recipe made for spreading, dipping, and freezing. A perfect appetizer for entertaining or a lazy weekend. Here is how to make a version with sesame and sunflower seeds. Follow the helpful step by step instructions and photos and it's impossible to mess up.
Deviled eggs filled with homemade liver pate is a must-try recipe! So delicious, that even people who would not eat liver in any other way, totally love these eggs. No one can resist a creamy chicken liver pate and creme fraiche filling.
This recipe is alcohol free and does contain dairy.
Flavored with parsley, sage, capers, and anchovies, this pate wins for being the most creative! A store bought pate can never compare. This one is packed full of flavor and perfect spread on keto bread or added into low carb pasta sauces.
This recipe contains a small amount of alcohol and butter.
Homemade Chicken Liver Pâté is a delicious cold starter to feed a crowd. It has a super smooth and creamy texture thanks to the added cream cheese and will be killer served with veggie sticks. This is a healthy option and quick to make ahead of time!
Try this delicious British style homemade chicken liver pate. The twist of adding in yogut and tomato paste is very unique! I bet you can’t just have one spoonful. Made from scratch in one pan and freezer friendly, this traditional family recipe is one to pass down from generation to generation.
This recipe calls for brandy and butter.
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