Chicharrones, Cornichons & Chicken Liver Pate Bites

My choice for snack of the day is…

Chopped liver paté smeared onto pork rinds and topped with cornichons! This may seem like an unlikely, (and un-kosher) combination at first, but the pork rinds add a nice crunch without distracting too much from the chopped liver, and the cornichons add just the right amount of salty bite. I love chopped liver but I haven’t been able to figure out how to make it as well as the deli up the street. I asked them for the recipe, and all the person behind the counter knew was a list of ingredients: eggs, chicken liver, chicken fat, onion, garlic, salt; which are common to all chopped liver recipes. When I figure it out I’ll post the recipe here. I’m starting with  this one from this month’s Saveur Magazine.


I made Saveur’s recipe for chopped liver today and it turned out perfectly. It’s similar to the $16.00 a pound version from the deli, but it only cost me about $3.00 to make!