Pate Recipes

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Staff Picks

Liver Pate

Rating: 4.61 stars
A great appetizer for New Year's Day and the Rose Bowl Parade. Serve with thinly sliced brown bread, rye crisp, crackers or chips.

Exotic Mushroom and Walnut Pate

Rating: 4.63 stars
I got this recipe from a winery at a tasting. It is so delicious on French bread with some wine. For a chunkier consistency, you can fold in additional chopped walnuts at the end. I couldn't stop eating it at the tasting and neither could any of the other tasters!
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Rating: 4.83 stars
Easy to prepare and great at parties. Chicken liver may be used instead of braunschweiger. Spread on crackers with your favorite cheeses.

Gorton (French-Canadian Pork Spread)

Rating: 4.45 stars
French-Canadian pork spread for toast and crackers....This was my memere's recipe and so far I have never had any better. Very simple to make :) I guess from what I read, Croton and Gorton are almost the same, Gorton being the New Englander translation :) Enjoy

Chef John's Pate de Campagne

Rating: 4.7 stars
I realize making this pate may seem like quite a production, but if you enjoy charcuterie, this would make for a very fun, beautiful, and quite delicious project.

Veggie Pate

Rating: 4.4 stars
Sandwiches and crackers will be transformed into savory wonders by this flavorful spread filled with vegetables, herbs and spices.

Chicken Liver Pate

Rating: 4.49 stars
This pate makes a delicious spread!! Serve with assorted crackers or toasted, thinly sliced bread.

Mock Chopped Liver

Rating: 4.67 stars
Mock chopped liver in this recipe is made out of lentils. This dish tastes just like the real thing without the cholesterol of real liver! Serve mounded on a platter with crackers.

Red Salmon Pate

Rating: 4.68 stars
A creamy spread with salmon and cream cheese. You can add pecans for a twist.

Easy Liver Pate

Rating: 4.79 stars
This is a favorite passed down to me from my mom. We have it at family gatherings and this year I'm taking it to the Super Bowl party. Seasonings may be adjusted to suit your taste. Serve with your choice of crackers.

Salmon Terrine

Rating: 4.89 stars
Salmon, butter, Dijon mustard, and fresh tarragon are just some of what make this traditional French fare so delicious. This no-bake version is more like a spread, which is perfect for casual parties, and you can make it in any kind of crock or bowl. Pair it with toasted baguette slices for an appetizer or eat as a salad.

Easy Chicken Liver Pate

Rating: 5 stars
Yum! Keeps up to 2 months frozen.

Inspiration and Ideas

French-Canadian Gorton Pork Spread

Rating: Unrated
Old recipe from French-Canadian Memere (Grandma). Delicious and spicy pork spread for sandwiches. Pronounced 'gah-ton'. Enjoy on a sandwich with mustard or eat alone.

Colleen's Chicken Liver Pate

Rating: Unrated
If you love pate, you will love this creamy chicken liver recipe that has a bit of a kick! Serve on toasted baguettes or sturdy crackers.

Mock Pate de Foie Gras

Rating: 4.71 stars

Spread this rich liver sausage appetizer on crackers. The eye pleasing presentation is certain to impress.