I like to have some home-made foods at home, which I can easily serve in case we have unexpected visitors. One of those foods is chicken liver pate. It is easy to do and can be frozen. If you freeze it in small portions you can take one out when your visitors arrive and is ready to serve as soon as you have set the table.

You can "personalize" your pate by adding olives, or mushrooms, or bacon bits.

Step 1:

For two small dishes (approx. 150 g each):
1 small Onion
2 cloves of Garlic
50 g Butter
250 g fresh Chicken Liver
40 g Coppa/Capocollo calabrese (a dried Ham from Italy, you can use any other dried ham)
2 tbsp Brandy
Salt, Pepper, Thyme
If you add a thin layer of butter on top of the pate, they will freeze better. Have you ever tried pressing your pate after you blend it? You get a smoother more dense pate that seems fancier. I do love a rustic pate like yours though :)
Thank you very much for your input, I will try this.
Nice! I make a recipe very similar. I cure and smoke my own bacon, so I add that in. YUMM! I need to make a batch of this now.
I love chicken liver (with spicy caramelized onions (and sometimes some apple to make it sweet and spicy)). Never occurred to me to make pate... Thanks.
You are welcome!

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