Hen Liver Paté

Creator Notes

As I used to be nearing Meatless March I had a sudden longing for my dad’s rooster liver paté (or Gehachte). He made it typically and would ship it in small tubs to pals with wobbly, hand-scrawled labels and notes. Whereas I used to be not often a fan of the odor of the cooking livers, the onions that he slowly browned till simply this facet of burnt crammed the home with a splendidly caramelized sweetness and the ultimate product was all the time satisfying. —savorthis

  • Serves

  • 1 pint

    rooster livers

  • 1 tablespoon


  • 1 cup

    milk (sufficient to cowl livers)

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • 4


  • 4 tablespoons

    rooster fats

  • 1/8 cup

    cognac (non-compulsory)

  • parsley

  1. Rinse livers, trim the sinewy bits, then soak in milk within the fridge for a pair hours. Rinse, pat dry. Season with salt and pepper, then brown in butter till barely pink inside.
  2. Add cognac to pan and simmer till evaporated. Cool.
  3. Convey eggs to a boil, flip off warmth, cowl and let sit 6 minutes. Rinse below chilly water, peel, put aside.
  4. Finely chop onions and slooowwwwwllllly brown onions in rooster fats or butter (I’ve additionally used duck fats) with a pinch of salt till very, very brown. Nearly black, they’re so slowly and completely browned.
  5. My dad would now simply put the livers and eggs via a meat grinder and stir within the fats and onions, season and be executed. For me, the grainy texture was by no means interesting, so I put the livers, onions, 2 eggs, s&p into the cuisenart and blended till easy including about Four tablespoons of fats a pinch at a time till it was integrated and velvety. I additionally stirred in some chopped parsley.
  6. Lastly, separate the whites and yolks of the remaining eggs and push them via a sieve adorning the highest of the paté like an egg.
  7. I served this with slices of grilled baguette brushed with oil however my dad served them with “tiny rye breads” or saltines that are equally good.


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