Home-made pate - general principles of cooking
No purchased pate can match the home-made pate. Store snacks contain a lot of preservatives and other harmful substances, so they can be stored for a very long time. You can safely treat your relatives and friends with homemade pate without fear for their health.
There are several hundred ways to prepare home-made pies, among which you can find recipes for every taste. Meat lovers will surely enjoy liver, chicken and beef pastes, while vegetarians will enjoy appetizers made from mushrooms and vegetables. For the preparation of homemade pate, you can use any fish and vegetable canned food, various herbs, spices and herbs.
Home-made pate - preparing food and dishes
For making homemade pate, you need to prepare a bowl for mixing ingredients, a knife, a blender, a cutting board, a frying pan and a saucepan. Ready pate should be stored in a container with a lid in the refrigerator.
If homemade meat or liver pate is prepared, the products should be washed, cut and fried (or boiled). All vegetables and herbs thoroughly washed and chopped, fry vegetables, if necessary. With canned food drain liquid.
Home-made pate recipes:
Recipe 1: Home Pate
Instead of buying store liver pates, stuffed with preservatives and it is not yet known what, prepare your own home-made pate on your own. The easiest way is to prepare chicken liver pate with vegetables and spices. Try it and you!
- 800 g chicken livers;
- Two onions;
- One large carrot;
- Salt - to taste;
Wash the liver, cut into slices and fry in butter for several minutes. Carrots wash and clean, cut into cubes. Chop the onion. Fry carrots with onions in oil, left after frying the liver. Fry the vegetables until the onions become transparent. Put the liver pieces to the vegetables, cover the pan with a lid, turn down the fire and simmer it all together for another 20 minutes. Put the contents into a bowl and blend with a blender until smooth. Add the mass to taste, add 50 g of butter, mix and put in the fridge. Serve homemade pate with chopped greens.
Recipe 2: Home-made champignon pate with zucchini
Mushroom homemade pate with added vegetables is a real gift for lovers of tasty and healthy food. For the preparation of such snacks you will need fresh champignons, zucchini, onions, melted cheese and seasonings. If everything is done correctly, no one will guess that there is no meat in the composition.
- Two medium-sized zucchini (200 g each);
- 300 g of champignons;
- Onion head;
- One carrot;
- 2-3 cloves of garlic;
- 30 ml of soy sauce;
- Condiments (curry, coriander, black ground pepper nutmeg and thyme);
- 100 g of processed cheese (ideally Philadelphia cheese).
Clean squash, rub on a coarse grater, add some salt and leave for half an hour. Finely chop the onion, rub the carrot, finely chop the mushrooms. First, lightly fry the onions and carrots, then lay out the mushrooms, add the soy sauce and fry until all the liquid evaporates. Do not forget to spice up a lot of spices. Shifts roasting into a bowl. Squashes by this point should give juice. Wring out excess liquid through cheesecloth. Put zucchini in the pan, add some salt, add greens and garlic passed through the press. Fry over low heat (you can under the lid with a hole) until the liquid is completely evaporated. We spread zucchini to mushrooms and vegetables, we season the ingredients with a blender until smooth. Add mashed melted cheese in puree. Beat the mass again with a blender. Instead of processed cheese, you can add curd cheese - homemade pate will turn out even more tender.
Recipe 3: Homemade cod liver pate
Many housewives prepare cod liver salad, however, because of its high fat content, this dish is not suitable for everyone. Cod liver pate is less fatty than salad, but also very tasty. This snack can even be served to the festive table.
- Bank of canned cod liver;
- One egg;
- One potato;
- One onion;
- 25 g of hard cheese;
- 1 tsp. mustard
Grind onion, mix with mustard and pour boiling water. After three minutes, drain the water through a colander, leave the onions to cool. Boil egg and potato. Knead with a fork cod liver with pickled onions. Boiled potatoes are poured with a blender, grated cheese grated. Mix the liver with potatoes and cheese. Grate the boiled egg and mix with the total mass. For homogeneity, the whole mass can be pureed with a blender. Homemade pate served with rye bread.
Recipe 4: Homemade Bean Pate
A very satisfying and healthy snack that will appeal not only to vegetarians, but also to lovers of meat products.
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil;
- Half a lemon;
- 8 dried tomatoes in olive oil;
- 2 spoons of capers;
- A bunch of greens (sage, parsley, lovage);
- Half a teaspoon of sweet paprika;
- A pound of white canned beans (can be boiled);
- Two onions;
- Clove of garlic.
Chop the onion, lightly press down the garlic clove. Fry the onion with garlic in olive oil (1 spoon) until golden brown. Pour liquid from canned beans, season the beans with a blender with the remaining oil and roast garlic cloves. Survive the puree juice of half a lemon, mix. Finely chop all greens with a knife, grind dried tomatoes with capers in a blender. Add crushed capers with tomatoes, onion and greens in mashed beans. Season with paprika, salt and pepper. The whole mass is thoroughly mixed. We smear homemade bean paste on fresh bread.
Homemade pate - secrets and tips from the best chefs
- Homemade pate can be made completely homogeneous by pouring all the ingredients with a blender, or as a mass with the addition of chopped onion, greens and other ingredients;
- Before cooking liver pate, the liver can be soaked in milk for one and a half hours;
- Before cooking homemade beef pate with meat, you must remove the film.