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Chicken liver and bacon paté recipe
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus soaking time
Cooking time: 15 minutes
250g chicken livers
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
100g bacon, chopped
30ml dry sherry
5ml lemon juice
fresh bay leaves
60ml melted butter
toast, to serve
1. Chop the livers and cover them with milk. Leave for an hour, then drain and discard the milk.
2. Heat the butter in a saucepan over a low heat and sauté the onion and garlic gently for five minutes until soft.
3. Add livers, bacon and sherry and cook for 10 minutes or until the livers are cooked through.
4. Remove from the heat. Spoon the mixture into a blender. Add the cream and lemon juice. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Blend until smooth. Pour into small bowls. Refrigerate until firm.
5. Top with a bay leaf and pour melted butter over the top. Refrigerate again until ready to serve.
6. Make toast. Use a pig- or hen-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the toast. Serve with the liver paté.