Liver pâté makes me feel like I am eating a treat when I'm really eating something healthy—very healthy and good for me! You can make pate out of any type of liver, but chicken liver is the most mild, so that is a great one to start with if you are not used to eating liver. Once you make this delicious mixture, you can eat it many ways. Honestly, I mostly just eat it by the spoonful, but there are many other ways you can eat pate, including the ones listed below. After you make this wonderful superfood, let us know in the comments your favorite ways to spice and eat pate.
Ways to Eat liver Pate:
It’s good on it’s own
Spread it on crackers or bread if you are not following the GAPS diet
Create GAPS Legal “crackers” with slices of avocado or zucchini
Layer with fermented veggies like cabbage or sauerkraut
Spread on pieces of cheese
Dip veggies such as carrot sticks,
Add the pate to lean meats like chicken or turkey or game meat like venison or turkey to give it a boost of fat
GAPS Legal Liver Pate Ingredients
½ c Liver
Butter or lard
2 tbsp chopped Onion
3 cloves of Garlic
1/16 tsp nutmeg, cloves and ginger
¼ tsp of cinnamon
¼ to ½ tsp Salt
2 small pans
Blender or Food Processor
Directions for making liver pate for the gaps diet
Roughly chop about 2 tbsp of an onion. The smaller you chop your onion, the quicker it will cook but careful - too small and it’s easy to burn!
Add about ½ inch of water to a pan. Add liver to pan to poach.
After 2-3 minutes, flip the liver to poach the other side.
Add butter or lard to a small skillet. Add the onions to the skillet, stir. Add the garlic to the skillet.
The liver is done when it is still a little pink inside but not red. A little blood coming out of the liver when it’s done. If the juices are all clear, the liver is overcooked.
Add liver to the food processor or blender. Process quickly on its own.
Add cooked onions and garlic to food processor or blender. Add enough fat so that the ratio is about 40% fat, 60% liver, about 3 tbsp for ½ cup of liver. Lard has less of a flavor than butter, butter will give your pate a different flavor.Blend until smooth.
Add spices and ¼ tsp salt to the blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If needed, add remaining ½ tsp of salt.
Serve pate warm or chilled.