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I got this recipe for a school mum, Sue Stibbard. She always liked to make things go further on her tight budget so she came up with this recipe for chicken liver pate with a twist; hard boiled eggs are added to the recipe. This gives the pate a lighter texture. People are surprised when I tell them that there are hard boiled eggs in the pate. This recipe makes a large batch and you will certainly get compliments for your skills in mastering chicken liver pate.
- Separate livers from the gall bladders.
- Trim chicken livers of threads and gall and chop livers into 1 inch pieces.
- Fry onions and garlic in 250g butter until soft.
- Add the chicken liver pieces to the softened onions and fry until the livers are firm but still pink inside.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped eggs and softened butter, brandy, ground cloves, salt and pepper to taste and mace.
- Then place in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Adjust seasoning if required.
- Put the pate into your containers and pour a little melted butter on the top of the containers of pate to seal it.
- Put into the fridge until required.
I made this only with 250g butter, cloves and allspice (allspice as a substitute for mace). I used Curvoisier Brandy. This is the 2nd time I am making this as it is really tasty, inexpensive and I can freeze it as well. It is a great recipe, thank you so much for posting!
The chopped egg and brandy reminded me of my nursing school days and a friend who would return from a weekend at home with a jar of chopped liver and a box of saltines. I halved the recipe but used 2 eggs and processed the mixture less than smooth (personal preference. It was everything I expected and more. I loved the touch of cloves. Warning - don't forget the saltines!
This really goes a long way - I cut the recipe in half and there was still plenty to go round for 6 of us. Excellent flavour and very unique with the egg in it. I didn't see any gall bladders to remove but I did cut out the connecting sinew and discarded it. I used 2 tbsp "good" brandy. This is quick, reasonable and extra good Thanks Chrissyo it's a keeper