Chicken Liver Crostini

Chicken Liver Crostini

Chicken Liver Crostini

This soft chicken liver pate recipe comes from Tuscany: spread it on crostini to enjoy a simple and tasteful appetizer by Aurora Baccheschi Berti

March 31, 2012

Cuisine

serves for

8

total time

0 HR 30 MIN

ingredients

Onion
1, minced
butter
120 g
bay
3 leaves
Chicken liver
12, cleaned, each cut in 4
White wine
250 ml (dry)
Meat stock
45 ml
Anchovy
6 each
Salted capers
20 g, well rinsed
bread
8 toasted slices (for serving)

Preparation

Combine the onion with 5 tablespoons of the butter and the bay leaves.

Place over medium heat, and when it begins to take on color, add the livers and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until they begin to turn golden.

Add the wine, stir until it evaporates, then add the stock, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to release any of the livers that have stuck.

Remove the livers from the heat, cool, and mince with the anchovies and capers.

Return it to the pot with the remaining butter and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly.

Don’t let it come to a boil.

Drizzle the toast with stock and spread the livers over the toast.

This dish is totally Tuscan. The cooked livers keep well for several days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

This recipe is from the book "My Tuscan Kitchen. Seasonal Recipes from the Castello di Vicarello" by Aurora Baccheschi Berti, published by Rizzoli New York.  

Discover the Castello di Vicarello: read the article.

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