Chicken Liver Paté
This is a nice, simple, straightforward recipe for chicken liver paté which you can adapt to your own tastes.
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  • 500 g (16 oz) chicken livers, diced
  • 125 g (4 oz) butter
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tbps thick cream
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
To finish the paté
  • Melted butter
  1. Melt about a quarter of the butter in a pan. Add the onion and the thyme. Sauté gently for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Once the onions look as though they are starting to brown, add the garlic and cook gently for 1 minute.
  3. Turn the heat up slightly, add the chicken livers to the pan and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until the insides of the livers are slightly pink.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Add the remaining butter and continue to stir until the butter has all melted.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Add the cream and process to a smooth paste.
  6. Optionally, pass the warm paté through a seive.
  7. Place the paté into a dish or dishes and smooth the surface as much as possible.
  8. Finally, either cover the top with a thin layer of melted butter or some plastic film. This stops the paté discolouring or drying out. Place in the fridge to chill.
Titli's Tips
My favourite way of eating paté is on toast, and it goes well in sandwiches too.

This recipe makes about 450 g (16 oz) of paté.

The paté should keep in the 'fridge for about a week, but it can also be frozen and kept for several months.

The recipe works just as well with liver from other animals. You can add extra ingredients if you wish, such as a tsp of mustard, a few canned anchovies, or other herbs.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 93 4%
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Unsaturated Fat 2.6g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 0.7g 0%
Dietary Fibre 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 4.9g 9%
Cholesterol 113.5mgs 37%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.