By papergoddess on December 24, 2003
Photo by KrabKokonas
Photo by KrabKokonas
"Elegant, easy appetizer."
Serving Size: 1 (1054 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is divine and just what I was looking for. Like many others, I added extra garlic and some diced shallots instead of grated onion. I sauteed the garlic and diced shallots in a bit of butter and added the livers and cooked through in the pan, instead of boiling. I swapped brandy for the cognac, as it was all I had. The boiled eggs seemed like a really strange ingredient but now I understand the richnessthat the yolks lend and the silkiness that the whites add. This will be my go to pate recipe from here on out. I'd like to try it again with some sauteed shiitake mushrooms as well. Thank you for sharing this gem!"
"Made the recipe according to directions and won't give it any stars. Not good at all!!"
"This was very tasty even though I left out the cognac and parsley. I didn't shape it into a log just whipped it real good and left it in a dish so it could be spread on crackers. I didn't saute my onion as I liked the crunch that they added to the pate."
"Great recipe. Added some shallots, fresh thyme, fresh tarragon and parsely along with the cognac ( I sued Aspach) and it was delicious and a big hit at the last party I took it too. Like Kittencal, I sauted my onions a bit in some butter first. Otherwise just followed the recipe. Well done. The DH won't go near it - bad liver memories from his youth but I could live on this and pumpernickel. Thanks papergoddess for a winning recipe."
"I love chicken livers! hmm,, about the difference between boiling and sauteeing... I usually sautee but then they are coated with flour. I don't want to use too much water here though.. I do want them to be thoroughly but not overcooked.. hmmm Maybe I'll panfry them in a little water? like I"ve seen and done with certain steaks."
"It was a wonderful surprise to see that my children & husband loved it! They would never go near any type of liver... go figure. Loved it. Easy and terrific"
"I had to give this 3 stars for the reasons that the livers were boiled which really drained away a lot of the taste as opposed to lightly sauteing them. If you like your pate VERY mild and subtle, then this is the recipe for you. Otherwise, we really liked the idea of rolling it in the parsley. Thanks for posting!"
"OK. I substituted venison for chicken, and I have no cognac so I used a little red wine. I added 1/2t allspice and a dash of thyme. The pate I made is really good if one doesn't look at it. I over cooked the liver and what I ended up with is the color of wet concrete. I will try this recipe again since it is quite flavorful and simple to make."
"Very easy to make. I took it to a picnic on the beach and it was a big hit. Yum!"
"Yey! Very cool and yummy! Thanks!"
"The taste is good, but the texture isn't as creamy as I would like. Perhaps boiling the pound of livers for 7 minutes was too long? Also, grating 1/2 cup of onions results in a lot of water seeping out. I squeezed the water out of the onions but maybe I should've left it in so the spread wouldn't be so dry? I will try making it again with a few tweaks to improve the texture. :-)"
"This is an extremely easy and yummy way to make pate. I didn't have cognac on hand to add, and it was still fantastic. I cut down the butter a bit, but not too much as it added a lovely creaminess to the mixture. I tasted the pate when it was still warm and found the 2 tbsp of lemon juice to be overwhelming. But once it had chilled, it was fantastic so don't be fooled by warm pate like I was! :)"
"Yep, uh huh - it's delish! I increased the onion and garlic as well. Quick, easy, and impressive. I am on a 'soft' diet right now and this is really helping me stay true."
"This was just fantastic! I love Pate and this was so easy and delicious. Served it at Christmas Eve and everyone loved it. I'm serving it again for a New Years Eve party and I know it will go over well. This is a keeper and sure to impress! Thanks! "
"Made this...too easy, so yummy. Will definitely make it again and again. Instructions were clear, ingredients were on hand. A great, economical pate without all the waterbath in the oven and messing around. Thankyou, papergoddess"
"More onion! More garlic! More fun! Seriously though, this is a very simple recipe worth making foor parties. Best part is, you could easily customize the pate with your preferred spices. I know it probably sounds scarilageous, but I added a few small bits of green peppers for a cruncy texture. Thanks."
"I made this today as an experiment for a Saturday night get-together. As the previous reviewer, I also added more onions and garlic than stated, and also I caramalized/sauteed the onions first in hot oil to add more taste and left out the cognac. This is a wonderful pate recipe. This is definately a recipe I will make again, and look forward to serving this at my get-together this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing, this is a winner!....Kittencal:)"
"I made this for a cocktail party and it was a big hit. I used a little more onion and garlic than called for. Thanks!"