Vegetable Pâté


serves 4-6
1 stick (8 Tbsp) 115 g (4 oz) butter
1 medium onion, skinned and finely chopped
1 - 2 garlic cloves, skinned and crushed (optional)
2 sticks celery, cleaned and finely chopped
2 level tbsp plain flour (All purpose)
8 oz (225 g) button mushrooms, wiped and finely chopped
freshly ground pepper
2 level tsp (10 ml) finely grated lemon rind
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
1/2 level tsp (2.5 ml) salt
90 ml (6 tbsp) fresh double cream (heavy cream)
3 slices bread
4 - 6 cocktail gherkins to garnish


1. Place the butter in a frying pan and heat gently. Add the chopped onion and garlic and over a low heat cook without colouring, for about 5 minutes.

2. Toss the chopped celery and the flour together, and add to the pan together with the mushrooms. Continue cooking for a further 5 - 10 minutes, stirring frequently until all the ingredients are cooked.

3. Remove the pan from heat, add pepper to taste. Leave aside until the ingredients have cooled slightly. Add the lemon rind, juice and salt. Mash the ingredients in the pan until they are smooth, then stir in the fresh cream.

4. Spoon the pate into 4-6 ramekin dishes and smooth the top. Cover each and chill overnight.

5. Just before serving, use a pastry cutter to stamp out 4-6 rounds of bread the same diameter as the ramekin dishes. Toast them lightly on both sides. Turn out the vegetable pates from the dishes on to the rounds of toast. Decorate each with a thinly sliced gherkin spread out as a fan.

What did you think?

8 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Vegetable Pate Recipe
posted by Mrs V White @ 08:02PM, 12/16/07
Around 20 plus years ago I came across this recipe in a "Double Cream" recipe book, and have made it many times over the years, however six years ago I lost the book and have only now been able to find this recipe on the internet. It is well worth the effort and was enjoyed by one and all.
Vegetable Pate
posted by V White @ 08:06PM, 12/16/07
Delicious recipe and well worth the effort. Takes me back 20 plus years and delighted to have found it again.
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