my signature dish: walnut pâté

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When a holiday rolls around, sure enough I roll out my Cuisinart to whip up Walnut Pâté. It’s an appetizer that is always welcomed at the table. Though I’ve been making this for years, I first dished this up on the blog when I started Yumivore a couple of years back. The recipe remains the same, it’s simply captured in new light, still scrumptious as ever. I’ve had friends ask me if schmaltz is the secret ingredient. Though not fat-free, there’s no animal fat in the recipe making it an entirely vegetarian or even vegan entrée.

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The pâté can be dolled up on a plate or simply schmeared across bread, your mouth will appreciate it either way. It can be served on apples, especially those extra ones around for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. For Passover it’s pleasing on matzoh, and that combination is worth trying any time of year. Creamy, rich, and reminiscent of the quintessential Jewish-holiday fare, chopped liver, it can conjure up a food memory for some yet with an intriguing twist. It’s undoubtedly a conversation starter and a delicious appetizer for all. My signature dish, the recipe:

Orly’s Walnut Pâté
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp. butter or canola oil
2 generous cups of roasted walnuts
3 large hard-boiled eggs
2 tsp. mayonnaise*
Kosher salt to taste
Fine ground black pepper to taste

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The full details of the recipe along with a vegan version can be found on the blog here: Walnut Pâté. Mayonnaise is optional, and a regular (versus low-fat or vegan) variety is optimal if you do decide to add it to the mix.

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3 Responses to my signature dish: walnut pâté

  1. Deb September 8, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    I am so pleased you posted a recipe with walnuts as the star ingredient! There is a trend to discount walnuts as common, in favor of pecan and hazelnuts. But I adore walnuts and would very much like a a scoop of Walnut Pate on toast! A scrumptious recipe!

  2. Beth (OMG! Yummy) September 9, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    A beautiful remake Orly – if it works for cinema, why not for blogs! you should make this for a #cookupclub! I might whip up a batch for Yom Kippur. Lovely staple and signature indeed!

    • yumivore September 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      The holidays all are/were so early this year, it’s nearly impossible to get a grip on a menu, thank goodness for tried and true recipes. Hope you do get a chance to whip some up for yontif, though there’s no need for an excuse or holiday to make it. Keep me posted if you do Beth!

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