Friday, January 9, 2015

Homemade Rough-Cut Pâté

Whenever I buy a whole chicken, I try to make sure it includes the giblets!  If you avoid them, you are really missing out on a delicious and nutritious snack:  pâté.  (Don't let the other organs go to waste!  Make gravy or stock with them!) .  

This is my go-to recipe for a quick and easy pâté- just 7 ingredients makes this treat a great way to take your organ meats, too!  Usually,  pâté is made with only livers, but I throw the heart in for added nutrients :)

Here's what you'll need to make a fast and tasty pâté:

From one  chicken with giblets:
chicken liver, de-veined with connective tissue cut off, chopped 
chicken heart, cleaned and chopped very fine

salt and pepper to taste
about 2 T minced onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 T butter

Melt butter in a heavy skillet (I like cast iron)
Put chopped organ meats and onions in hot butter, brown
Just before taking the mixture off heat, add in the minced garlic- stir to heat briefly.
Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

To serve:  place the warm pâté on a toasted piece of homemade sourdough bread- YUM!!
If you are generous, feel free to cut the toast in half and share with a loved-one.  Enjoy!

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