Leftover Pate

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
about 2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • *1 1/2 cups cooked meat (pork, ham, turkey, chicken, or roast beef)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella)
  • Seasonings: curry paste, gherkins, paprika, olive paste, ground cumin, fresh sage, red peppercorns, Dijon mustard, prepared horseradish
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread or crackers, for serving
Directions

Put your choice of meat, the eggs, and mayonnaise into the bowl of a food processor. Add the cheese (see below*) and seasonings (see below*) and process until the mixture is well blended and has a smooth texture, about 20 seconds. Add more mayonnaise as needed if the pate is too dry. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with bread or crackers.

*For pork: Cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon curry paste

For ham: Swiss cheese, 4 gherkins, and 1 teaspoon paprika

For turkey: mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons olive paste, and 1 teaspoon ground cumin

For chicken: Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, and 1 teaspoon red peppercorns

For roast beef: mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon horseradish


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