This post is a follow up of this one, where I had not given the recipe for the pâté lorrain. UponMarjolaine's request, I will now post the recipe.
Where I come from, we call this dish the pâté en croute, but it is recognised other parts of France as the pâté lorrain. I have eaten this pâté many times in France since I am originally from the Champagne region, next to Lorraine.
Here in Britain, I really miss it. So everytime I go back to France, I ask my mum to cook it for me.
Why don't I cook it myself?
Well, I cannot get hold of rabbit or veal very easily here, it's quite a big hassle. And rather than compromise on the taste - if it does not taste of my childhood, what's the point...- I prefer to eat it only in France. The bakeries sell it in Lorraine and we used to buy it there, but my parents have moved to the sunny south of France, so we have to cook it as it can't be gotten hold off down there...
For the stuffing:
- 500g porc neck, noix de veal, rabbit, cut in thin strips
- 2 shallot chopped finely
-2 tblsp parsley chopped - 10g sel + pepper
- 10 cl of Riesling white wine
Mix the ingredients with the hands, then marinate for 12h in the friedge, covered with plastic film.
Assembling of the pâté:
- 500g puff pastry
- 1 egg yolk
- water Roll the puff pastry, cut a rectangle, place the meat in the middle, fold the sides onto the meat.
Brush the yolk mixed with salt and a bit of water over the pastry.
Leave to rest for 1h30 in the fridge
Place in oven at 200degC for 45 min and at 175degC for 15 Minutes. The pâté can be eaten hot and cold. Serve with a salad and a pinot noir red wine.
Source: my mum...