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Country Pate' with Pistachios















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 tablespoon butter
½ cup shallots
coarsely chopped
½ pound pork liver
or veal liver,
¼ teaspoon thyme
½ each bay leaves
¾ pound veal
lean, cut into 1-inch
1 pound pork
lean, cut into 1-inch
½ pound ham
cooked, cut into 1/2-i
½ cup pistachio nuts
shelled, toasted
teaspoon allspice
teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
fresly grated
teaspoon cumin
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch cayenne pepper
½ cup white wine
1 x salt
to taste if desired
1 x black pepper
to taste
2 slicess bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉ (220℃).

  2. Heat the butter in a heavy skillet and add the shallots. Cook briefly, stirring. Add the liver and sprinkle with the thyme and bay leaf. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Put the veal in a food processor or blender and blend it slightly finer than store-bought hamburger. Empty the veal into a mixing bowl.

  4. Put the pork in the food processor or blender and blend it a little coarser than store-bought hamburger. Add the pork to the veal.

  5. Put the liver mixture in the food processor or blender and blend it as finely as possible. Pour and scrape it into the bowl with the pork and veal. Add the ham and pistachios. Add the allspice, cloves, nutmeg, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, wine, salt and pepper and blend well with your fingers. To test the mixture for seasoning, shape a small portion into a patty and cook it, turning once, in a nonstick sillet until cook through. Taste the patty and add more seasonings as desired.

  6. Pack the mixture in a 5- or 6-cup loaf pan. Smooth the top, rounding it slightly. Place the bacon slices on top. Cover tightly with foil and place the pan in a heatproof baking dish . Set the dish on the stove and pour in boiling water around the loaf pan. Bring the water to a boil. Place the pan in the water bath in the oven and bake 45 minutes or to an internal temperature of 150F. Remove the pan from the oven and let stand until ready to serve.

  7. The pate' is excellent hot or cold. Cut it crosswise into slices and serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 139g (4.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 28950% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 65g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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