If you want easy paté recipes you can make at home these will give you some wonderful tasty hors d'oeuvres or starters.
They are also so substantial to use at home for a family supper.
You can make the tasty every day 'paté Maison' found in the cooked meat shops in France, and they will not cost you a fortune.
Just by using a mixture of minced meats, you will soon get to know which mixes you like the best and so create your own flavors.
The lovely thing about making your own paté is that you can choose the amount of seasoning, garlic or herbs, wine or flavorings that you add as a matter of personal taste for you.
Wines and spirits are not at all essential for your homemade patés, but they are what gives the French pates their subtle flavors, which we all just love!
Traditionally patés were made in an oval earthenware dish with straight sides and the lid had a hole in it.
But you can use any ovenproof dish and if it has no lid, just cover with a piece of foil while it is baking!
I often use a bread tin, this is very useful.
Quite often the dishes are lined with bacon. Unsmoked or mild bacon is stretched with a knife until it is very thin and then used to line the dish.
The casserole dish is placed in a baking tin filled with hot water which reaches half way up the dish.
This is called 'au bain-marie' or simply a water bath.
Once cooked your paté will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.
It is always better to keep it for about 3 days before using for it to 'mature'.
Then take it out of the refrigerator about an hour before using.
This is great if you are preparing for a party as you can make it a few days ahead of time!
Your delicious home made paté can be served for a formal meal as a starter.
It can be sliced in thick slices.
It can be left in the dish for people to help themselves with a spoon.
Serve with hot thin toast or crusty French bread with butter or with crudites if you like.
Your paté can also be sliced and served with a green salad for a light lunch or family supper. Wonderful!
You will always have wonderful food to give your family and friends with these paté recipes and they are very easy to do once you know how.
This is a lovely rich chicken liver paté that is so delicious, and one you can make at home very easily.
It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator so you can plan ahead and make it before you need it.
A delicious rough textured country paté rich and full of flavor.
This is so delicious and you can make it at home easily with this recipe.
You can make it a few days ahead so it will be ready when you need it.
This is just recipe all your friends will want!
A fish paté is a lovely addition to your hors d'oeuvres and this salmon paté recipe is delicious and appetizing.
It is so easy to make at home
and will be loved by everyone.
A fresh mushroom paté recipe that will add a simple yet amazingly delicious addition to your starters.
A smooth fresh smell and taste of mushrooms to spread on your freshly made toast or French crusty bread.
Your hors d'oeuvres table is complete with this rich and tasty liver paté.
Very easy to make and can be served with either green salads or freshly made toast or crusty French bread.
Make it a few days before you need it for it to mature and bring out all the flavors.
Great for your parties as you can make it in advance!
Ideal cut in thick slices for a light lunch or family supper too!
Hope you try all of these terrific paté recipes and enjoy everyone!