Elegant Liver Pate

  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 10 mins


3/4 pound pork liver
1 -- onion, quartered
2 cups water
2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons cognac or other brandy
2 tablespoons mayonnaise, OR salad dressing
1-1/2 teaspoon dijon style mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground thyme


  1. Combine pork liver, onion quarters, water and bouillon granules in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

  2. Drain, discarding all but pork liver.

  3. Place liver in work bowl of food processor. Add green onion and butter; process for 10 seconds. Scrape down sides of work bowl; add remaining ingredients and continue processing until smooth.

  4. Oil a 2 cup mold or small bowl. Pack liver mixture into mold. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Turn pate out of mold and serve with assorted crackers.