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Chicken Liver Pate

I love pate and it makes me happy that both of my kids love it too. I make different versions, sometimes I add cream cheese, and other times I make it with extra virgin olive oil and ghee or butter. When shopping for chicken liver it is really important to get it from organic pasture raised chickens because they are a great source of minerals, vitamins, and a health booster. Since pasture raised chickens are eating grass/forage have more omega 3’s than chickens that aren’t exposed to the outdoors. When it's time to store the pate it’s really important to add a layer of extra virgin olive oil or place plastic wrap directly on the pate and then the lid, so it keeps fresher for longer.



Ingredients:

around ¾ of a cup of diced leeks

5 to 6 oz chicken liver

¼ teaspoon dried thyme

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

Salt

Pepper

Extra virgin olive oil

Ghee or butter

Splash of broth, wine or water


Directions:

  1. Saute the leeks or onion with ghee or butter

  2. When the leeks are golden brown add the chicken livers

  3. Add a drizzle of olive oil and saute until the lives are golden brown

  4. Add salt, pepper, the dried herbs, onion powder and garlic powder

  5. Mix well

  6. You are going to notice that there are some brown food residues on the bottom of the pan. Add a splash of broth, wine or water to the pan and with a wooden spoon scrape the pan.

  7. Let it to cool down

  8. Transfer the chicken livers and all of the liquid that you got from scraping the pan to a food processor

  9. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

  10. Process until you get a smooth consistency

  11. Taste and decide if you want to add more olive oil, salt, and/or pepper

  12. Transfer to a serving bowl or a container, add some olive oil on top or place some plastic wrap directly on top of the pate

  13. Chill and serve later!


Notes: covering the pate with the plastic wrap or the olive oil will help to maintain the pate fresher longer.



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