- I had a craving for ‘pâté’
It was 2 days ago while I was running like crazy, in the middle of a 5 days events where I had to deliver breakfast and dinner everyday for 38 vegetarian people. Running errands, I stopped to grab an egg and ham sandwich on the go. I love eggs sandwich.
Then something happened, the girl behind the counter asked me if i wanted my eggs white or yellow….
At first, I thought that it must had been her accent (or my not good enough English) as I didn’t really understand her question. But she insisted, asking which color I wanted my eggs !
Was it a joke ? She didn’t seem to want to have fun or talk about the fact that an egg usually has 2 colours. Still, I am stubborn, I tried and told her that I wanted a normal egg, yellow AND white, and again, my joke, didn’t even make her smile.
Annoyed, she told me again that i had the choice between the 2 colours and I ended up chosing the white not to upset the girl too much. And why would I bother her at 8.30am ? Who cares if the egg usually has 2 colours ?
Because, yes, on this part of the world, God help us, you can chose the color of your eggs.
I didn’t know how to take it, and I still don’t. Well, I know but I am just trying to be polite.
In a world where fruits are packed in plastic, in a world where the bacon is degreased, the milk is without lactose and the cakes without sugar, you know what, I sooo wanted something real, homemade and meaty, like… some pâté. A pâté made with good quality porc, chicken liver, salt, pepper and herbs and c’est tout !
It was my very first one and I have to say that it was a success !
Not even and egg or flour to hold it 🙂 That pâté will make everybody agree, at least the gluten-free people and myself. I cannot please everyone at the same time, sorry.
Pâté for 2 loaves
- 1kg of porc
- 500g of duck, chicken or rabbit liver
- 3 big shallots peeled and finely chopped
- 20g of salt
- 2g of black pepper
- 3 tbsp of thyme
- 3 tbsp of rosemary finely chopped
- Olive oil
Fry the shallots in olive oil and butter on slow heat.
Mince the porc and liver together, put the mix in a bowl add the salt, pepper and both herbs little by little, mixing the meat in between. When the shallots are ready add them to the bowl.
Put the mixture into a baking loaf tray to be able to make nice slices. Cover with a lid of even with some cling film.
And in the oven at 150°C/300°F for 3 hours.