My last 2 Rambles seem to have awoken the Inner-Rambler out of one of our readers. Trevor is massively into his rugby (he founded the iconic & global @rugbyunited) & lucky for us massively into Patchwork Pate as well. This Ramble/Homage is too cool not to share with you, I thought I was a Pate enthusiasts until I read this, Trevor makes savoury Pate Pancakes!
Please have a read & I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, plus if you too feel the urge to be a guest Rambler then we’re waiting!
So over to you Trevor:
So, if you’re reading this, you are probably fashionably know as a “foodie”. You’ve been to a few food fairs, more local farmers markets than you care to mention and spend far too much on the weekly food shop. If you’re anything like me, you’ll also spend time making meals out of leftovers in the fridge from getting carried away with all the deals.
I’m a big fan of Patchwork Foods and especially their pates. I love the brand, I love what they stand for, I love the back story and I’ve got quite a lot of time for the Carter family behind it.
I’m a regular buyer of their pates, have a good supply in the freezer all year round. Pate is not just for Christmas you know! (as Rufus’s Ramble tells us here)
A Saturday night buffet for two – some cheese, some biscuits and go on, then, let’s lift out some pate too! What flavour do you fancy? I don’t know, lift a few out…. and the inevitable happens, we end up with a few, half eaten pates. This has happened on so many occasions, we’ve got rather handy at using up left over Patchwork Pate, and using their amazing flavours to add to a number of dishes.
If you’ve got left over pate, here’s my top ten of what you can do with them….
Beef; try mushroom and garlic or even port and hazelnut!
Turkey; can’t go wrong adding some Tequila and Cranberry pate in to your turkey gravy…. (but don’t wait till Christmas! It will go with your chicken or pork just as well!)
Next time you buy pate, please don’t buy it “just” to put on toast as a starter. There’s so much more you can do. Over the years, we’ve bought lots of different flavours, and if you’re one for looking in the fridge to use your leftovers, I promise, you’ll get a good supper and/or a very good addition to a number of meals, if you don’t just see pate to put on toast at Christmas!
I’m on twitter at @trevorlarge, I’m not a cook or a chef and hope this inspires you to buy and support Patchwork Foods. See pate as a flavour addition, just like you would a stock, sauce or marinade. You’ll have some great suppers with pate on toast, and just perhaps, you’ll love your pate even more as a “leftover”!!!!”