Claude's Terrine: of Pork Liver & Potato

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Author Notes: My good friends Claude & Vetou Pompele introduced me to the secrets of home cured charcuterie. This is Claude's thrifty way to extend one liver to make a year's worth of pate. I used his proportions to make this with just one pound or 500grams of fresh pork liver so you can make a large terrine or several small canning jars. katehill

Makes over a kilo of pate.

  • 1 pound fresh pork liver
  • 1 pound cooked potatoes- (baking type: russet, Yukon gold, Mona Lisa)
  • 1/2 pound fresh pork belly (uncured bacon)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 piece caul fat
  1. Soak the fresh liver in salted water for 1 hour.
  2. while the liver is soaking, cook the potatoes in their skins until fork tender.
  3. Grind the raw liver & pork belly using a small size plate- 6-8mm. Then grind the potatoes. The potatoes help clean out the grinder.
  4. Mix the fat, liver, potatoes and seasoning together and then pass everything through the smaller plate to mix it well.
  5. Pack the paté mixture firmly into a terrine (long loaf pan) lined with caul fat.
  6. Bake in a bain marie (water bath) at 325'F for minimum one hour (inside temp should read 170’F); then remove from oven, and water bath, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate immediately. Let cool completely before serving.
  7. This terrine is delicious served with toasted pain au levain and sharp cornichons.

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6 months ago jane

Just curious, how long does this last in the refrigerator ?


almost 4 years ago alienor

just saw this recipe and wondered what would yo sub for the caul fat. everythig else is easily available but caul fat is impossible to get


over 4 years ago katehill

Thanks for catching this. I ad to adapt my metric recipe for the format and slipped up. Yes, the temp of oven should be 325'F, inside temp on thermometer at 170.


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Great idea to extend the liver with potato. Step 6 is a bit confusing with the temperatures. Is the inside temp in Fahrenheit?


over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.