This is such an elegant, tasty appetizer and really easy to make that's perfect for a picnic. No one would guess it's made from liver. Serve with Melba toast or crackers.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a skillet. Add chicken livers, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and salt; cook for 5 minutes. Add Riesling, mustard, rosemary, and dill. Simmer until chicken livers are tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  • Transfer mixture to a food processor; blend until almost smooth. Blend in remaining 1/2 cup butter. Add additional salt if needed.

  • Pack pate into a ceramic crock and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

The butter added at the end makes the pate creamier, but can probably be cut down or left out completely.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; 13.2 g total fat; 167 mg cholesterol; 297 mg sodium. 2 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein; Full Nutrition