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Pâté en Crouté

No recipe image available.Pastry enrobed meat pâté served at room temperature with sour cream and fresh dill.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter
1 large egg
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ground pork
3/4 pound ground veal
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 large egg yolks, beaten
Sour cream for accompaniment
Fresh dill for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Filling: Brown meat in large skillet. Do not overcook. Add remaining filling ingredients, cool slightly. Drain off excess liquid.
  2. For Pastry: Place flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter, egg and sour cream. Form into a soft ball. Chill.
  3. Assembly: Roll out dough into rectangle. Center 1/2 of pastry in middle of a greased baking sheet. Place meat loaf on pastry in center. Fold pastry over filling and seal edges with a fork. Save some pastry trimmings and cut into long pieces 1/2-inch wide. Brush crust with egg wash (1 egg and 2 tablespoons cream). Cross pastry strips across crust. Brush all with egg wash.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) until golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  5. Serve at room temperature with sour cream and fresh dill.

Makes 12 to 14 appetizer servings.