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Vegetable Pâté


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Serves 8 to 10 | Prep Time | Cook Time 90 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients: Vegetables (spinach, broccoli, and carrots)
6 C firmly packed raw spinach, washed, stems removed (about 1 lb)
1 C broccoli, about half a bunch, washed, trimmed
3 carrots, peeled


Ingredients: Pâté Batter
1 C sliced mushrooms (approximately 1/4 lb)
1/2 C small-curd creamed cottage cheese
1/2 C coarsely chopped shallots (4 - 5 shallots)
2 - 4 large cloves garlic (to taste)
1/2 C fine bread crumbs
3 slightly beaten eggs
2 T melted butter or margarine
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp dry vermouth
1 tsp salt
1/2 C flour


Directions: Spinach


Place spinach in a steamer.


Cook 20-30 seconds.


Remove from heat.


Squeeze out excess water.


Set aside.




Directions: Broccoli


Steam broccoli 1-2 minutes until it turns bright green.


Set aside.




Directions: Carrots


Steam carrots 3-4 minutes until slightly cooked.


Allow to cool.


Cut carrots lengthwise into quarters.


Then slice into 3” long strips.


Set aside.




Directions: Pâté Batter


Heat 1 T butter or margarine in skillet.


Sauté mushrooms 2 minutes.


Combine spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, cottage cheese, bread crumbs, shallots and garlic in a blender or food processor.


Blend until smooth.


Tip: If using a blender, cook vegetables a little longer.


Puree in small batches, transferring each batch to a bowl


Then mix with cheese, crumbs and seasonings.


Spoon mixture into a mixing bowl.


Add eggs, salt, thyme, coriander, Tabasco, vermouth, melted butter or margarine and flour.


Mix well.




Directions: Optional crust:


Make pie crust.


Place in a 9” x 5” x 3” loaf pan, patting down firmly to line bottom and sides.


Trim around edges.




Directions: Assembly:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Spoon one-third of the batter into the pan.


Arrange 6 carrot strips over batter, spacing 1/2” apart.


Spoon in one-third of remaining batter.


Top with 6 more carrots.


Spoon in half the remaining batter.


Top with 6 more carrots.


Spoon in remaining batter to cover.


Cover pan with foil that has been punched with evenly spaced holes.


Place in preheated 400 degree oven.


Lower heat immediately to 325 degrees.


Bake 1 hour 15 minutes.


Remove foil.


Turn heat to 350 degrees and bake uncovered 15 minutes more until crust is lightly browned.


Cool on wire rack.


Serve chilled with lemon slice.


Pairs Well With


Notes

Recipe from Barb Perrington of Fermilab.

Yield: Serves 8 to 10.

If using a blender, cook vegetables a little longer.

Puree in small batches, transferring each batch to a bowl.

Then mix with cheese, crumbs and seasonings.

Kosher (dairy).

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