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A question about a recipe: Lemony Sardine Pate

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I have a question about the recipe "Lemony Sardine Pate" from HalfPint. could you substitute for butter to make it healthier? if so, what?

asked by goodie over 4 years ago
4 answers 2066 views
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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

You can try to reduce the butter by half and add more olive oil. A nice fruity extra virgin oil would work here. But don't attempt to remove the fat in this recipe. It keeps the spread moist and the texture smooth. I originally made this with 1 stick of butter and felt that it was too much butter, even though it was really good, so I reduced the butter by half and added in the olive oil from the sardines. A little does go a long way.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

Do you realize that one stick of butter is eight tablespoons? If you really did use eight tablespoons, you used twice the amount of butter called for!

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Greenstuff

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added over 4 years ago

Whoops, Maedl! It's HalfPint's recipe. In developing it, she tried 8 tablespoons and then reduced to 4 before submitting it to the contest.