For an incredibly delicious appetizer, try Quick Chicken Liver Pâté. It will be the joy of any dinner and a perfect afternoon treat. It takes only minutes to make. It pairs well with bacon.

Quick chicken liver pate

Quick Chicken Liver Pâté
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This pate can be made very quickly as it is not baked. It makes an ideal starter for a dinner party at short notice.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Serves: 4 servings
  • Unsalted butter for frying
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped (or shallot)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed with 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 kg (1/2 pound) chicken livers, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy or sherry
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Melba Toast to serve
  1. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan. Add the onion, garlic, livers and thyme and fry gently for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the juices of the liver are only faintly pink.
  2. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Mince the mixture finely or puree in an electric blender until smooth. Work in another knob of butter and the brandy or sherry with a wooden spoon, then season to taste.
  4. Press firmly into a serving dish and refrigerate before serving with Melba toast.


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