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Simple Pâté

4-8 servings

12-16 ounces liver (chicken is more mild)

8 ounces bacon (beef or pork)

1/2 cup tallow, plus more if using fat to seal 

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp garlic

2 whole eggs, whisked

Saute bacon on medium heat in a cast iron pan, a regular pan works, too.

After a few minutes of sauteing add liver and cook until still pink inside.

Melt tallow.

Blend in everything, except eggs, in a blender or with a hand mixer.

As you are blending everything, pour in the eggs. Do not stop blending or else the eggs will scramble. 

Blend until smooth.

Store in jars.

*Optional – seal top of jars with extra melted fat to prevent oxidation*

Let chill to firm up and to let the flavors meld together.

Eat cold, spread some on a burger or cheese crisps.

Or eat hot! Once firm and cooled down, you can also re-fry this to make a rendition of refried beans! 

Just scoop some into a hot greased pan, let sear, flip and sear again. You’d be amazed at how similar it tastes when you eat with taco meat!

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How to Render Fat

Any kind of fat, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, etc. (Suet works, too)

Slow cooker

Dice all your fat up into small pieces and throw into the crock pot. You can fill the slow cooker to the brim, it will cook down.

Let the fat cook on low for 24 hours, stirring it throughout the day.

You cannot rush this process.

Strain the fat into glass jars.

Season the leftover fat bits heavily with salt and enjoy a unique tasty treat.