Chicken Liver Pate

Ingredients

  • 550g organic chicken livers, roughly chopped
  • 1 brown onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil (165g)
  • 250g bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (50g)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp dried thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method

  • In a large fry pan cook the bacon on medium heat. Just before the bacon is cooked add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes until onion is transparent.
  • Add the chicken livers, thyme, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and cook on a medium-high heat for a few minutes until the livers are browned all over. It is important not to cook the livers all the way through – they should be slightly red in the middle.
  • Add the coconut oil and cook for a minute or two until the oil is melted. Take off heat and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes, or until ingredients are warm (so the coconut oil hasn’t started to go firm).
  • Blend until smooth consistency, then transfer to sterile glass jars, covering with a layer of melted coconut oil and store in the fridge. I have kept in fridge for 5 days and pâté still tasted great. In theory it should keep for a week or more. Freezes well also.

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