Mushroom Pate

We had some lovely vegetarian friends over Friday night. I was pleased as punch to have an opportunity to flex my vegetarian muscles and offer up a delicious meal, that didn’t consist of veggie burgers or baked portabella mushroom patties.

I made a homemade veggie marinara and served it over noodles for the main course, but the best part of the meal was a delicious mushroom pate served with crackers and pumpernickel toast points. Dessert was fruit and whipped cream over brownies. Yum.

I thought I would share the pate recipe here, it’s easy to make, delicious, and healthy.

Mushroom Pate

Scylla’s Vegetarian (not vegan) mushroom pate:

Ingredients:

Four cups chopped baby bella and button mushrooms
one clove garlic
one third yellow sweet onion
3/4 cup cheese (I prefer dubliner cheese)
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Bread or rice bread crumbs
multi-grain crackers
fennel
sage
thyme
pepper
salt
eggs

Directions:

Set oven to 350°

  • Finely dice one third of a large sweet yellow onion and 6-10 cloves of garlic (smash each clove first to bring out the flavor, then dice).
  • Chop a mix of button and baby bella mushrooms until you get four cups.
  • Place about 1/4 cup of Extra virgin olive oil into a skillet and heat.
  • add a pinch of salt to the skillet.
  • Toss the onions and garlic into the skillet and cook until translucent.
  • Add about 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar.
  • Add shopped mushrooms, cover with lid, simmer until mushrooms are cooked.
  • In a blender add a cup of bread crumbs, 5 or so mutligrain crackers (broken up), and all the spices (You have to guess on the spices, I did. I really don’t know how much of each one I added).
  • When the mushrooms are done, add the entire contents of the skillet to the blender.
  • Add 3 eggs and cheese.
  • Blend until smooth.

Place the blended mixture into a greased bread pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, approx 20 minutes.

Spread on toast, eat cold or warm, enjoy!!

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  1. Yvonne Montgomery – Denver, Colorado – I'm the author of the three Wisdom Court novels, Edge of the Shadow, A Signal Shown, and All In Bad Time, available as ebooks and trade paperbacks. My two mysteries, Scavenger Hunt and Obstacle Course are available as e-books at most e-tailers. With the late Mary Jo Adamson, I am the co-author of Bridey's Mountain, currently out of print.
    Namz says:

    Catt, the pate was to die for. Yum yum. Thanks so much for bringing some over. Have a great day. Give the grandbabies hugs from Da & me.

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