Monday, December 23, 2013

Easy Country Pate

Around the holidays, I like to have some tasty things to set out for everyone to snack on.  I always put out an assortment of cheeses but I really like to have some good pates as well.  This country pate can be whipped up in no time at all.
 Aren't handmade presents from children just the best thing to get for Christmas?!

 I used a mixture of beef, pork and veal.  The difference between this pate and a meatloaf is that, since you eat this in smaller portions, it is more heavily spiced.  This is 1-1/2 pounds of meat.  Add some chopped fresh marjoram, 2 eggs, 1/2 C. breadcrumbs, 1 T. granulated garlic, 2 T. dried minced onion, 1 tsp. seasoned salt, 1 tsp. ground black pepper and a sprinkling of coriander, nutmeg and cardamon.  Mix and mix and mix until you have a rather smooth mixture.

 Place the mixture in an oiled loaf pan and press it down to remove any air bubbles. Top with some slices of bacon.  Bake it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees when placed in the middle of the loaf.  Drain any liquid, remove from the pan and wrap in foil and refrigerate.  Make this a day in advance to allow the flavors to develop.

 I like to serve this with slices of my cabbage bread and my homemade truffle mustard.  And sliced cornichons, of course!

14 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I've never made a pate myself but they are a must on the Swedish Yule board. We'll have at least two different liver pates but usually more :-)Since I'm at home on Christmas I'll only have one but my favorite kind. I will however have three different kinds of cheese :-)

Have a great day!

I've always loved snow globes :-)
Christer.

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure that you have lots of good snacks around

Moncha Eilis said...

That looks delicious. My mom used to make pate herself too. Now she is older, she doesn't make it anymore and I got her pate form. With my new machine I am going to get a meat grinder, so that will be great to make my own ground meat ; )
Have a great day.

Guillaume said...

My dad makes foie gras this time of year.

Laurie said...

this sounds very tasty!!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks good!

TARYTERRE said...

My hubby would LOVE this! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Joy said...

Interesting! Looks relatively easy, but lucky for me the Poles LOVE all kinds of pates and cured meats. So I just went to my local butcher and got some wonderful goose and wild game pate for us to nosh over next couple of days. Yum!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Margaret said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please know that when my family, my brother's family and my Mom sit down for our grand meal on Christmas Day that your Farfalle & Sausage dish is the FIRST course! Requested by the ENTIRE family after I made it for them last year and they LOVED it! Thank you for all the other amazing recipes I have made of yours and LOVE, for the view into your amazing home & gardens, your fullness of heart for cooking for the shelter, and for having the cutest puppy in the world. Happy New Year! Maggie

luckybunny said...

Thank you for an awesome recipe! I'm so making this!

Nellie said...

This sounds really good!

Kay said...

I can't get over what an amazing cook you are! I'm going to try making a lemon chiffon pie tomorrow with a new stand mixer I know I'll be getting. Wish me luck!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I've never even tasted Pate in my life! Which goes to show you where I am on the social scale. I just bet I would LOVE it! :)
Merry Christmas, my friend!
Sending you a hug!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. and YES. The gifts children give are always wonderful! My cedar chest is FULL! Aaaaarrrrgggg! I meant to wish your entire family a Merry Christmas! :)