Homemade pork pate


Today I will show you how you can make a Pâté de Campagne. It is also called Terrine de Campagne or Country Pate in english speaking countries.

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Pâté de Campagne is a meat dish of the French cuisine, similar to a pâté.

The terrine is usually eaten cold. It is very tasty và at the same time beautiful to lớn look at.

There are many possible variations of this dish. You can use any meat, as well as any fish. Even a sweet variation of the Terrine de Campagne is also possible.

In this post you will find my take on a Pâté de Campagne recipe which is inspired by the Chefsteps Original. The preparation takes about 2,5 hours.

You can read it or watch the video. Enjoy!

Pâté de Campagne (Country Pate) – What vì you need to lớn make it?


Ingredients for your Pâté de Campagne

Meat (850 g):

550g pork shoulder200g pork liver150g bacon chunks

This will yield around one terrine mold worth of mixture.

To coat the mold with bacon you will need an additional package of bacon strips.

Spices per 850 g of meat:

2,5 g mustard seeds yellow2,5 g coriander seeds1,5 g fresh thyme1.5 g black peppercorns0,75 g Cloves35 g dried cherries35 g dried cranberries40 ml Sauternes or other dessert wine

Binder per 850 g of meat:

1 egg40 g bread (sourdough if possible)45 ml milk

The equipment to make country pate

Meat Grinder

You need a meat grinder to lớn “grind” the meat. The grinder chops the meat into small chunks which then can then be mixed.

Food Processor

You need a food processor to lớn mix the binder as fine as possible.

Thermometer và Cooking Pot / Sous Vide Cooker / Oven

The easiest way to cook the meat gently is to lớn use a Sous Vide Cooker. You bởi not have one? No problem!

Use a saucepan và heat the water. To lớn reach the exact temperature, you will need a thermometer.

As a third alternative, you can use an oven by adding a pot of water and bake the Paté.

All three methods yield the same result & are described in detail below.

Spice Grinder:

If you want to grind your spices The spice mill grinds the spices while the mortar crushes or grinds the spices.

Terrine mold

To cook your meat in the oven or with a sous vide cooker, you need a terrine mold that is suitable for oven baking / sous vide.

Make Pâté de Campagne – Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Cut the pork shoulder, liver & bacon into strips which can fit into your grinder.


2. Grind the spices và salt with a spice grinder. This will yield a super fine mixture which will distribute evenly across the meat.


3. Add the spices to the meat và mix the ingredients. Put the meat & the movable parts of your grinder into the freezer for 1 – 2 hours. This will help with the grinding process and the meat temperature.

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4. Cut the bread into small cubes & put it in the food processor together with the milk and egg. Let it phối until the ingredients size a homogeneous mass.

You need this mixture so that the country pate binds nicely & doesn’t fall apart.


5. Wipe the terrine mold with a wet cloth and line it with cling film afterwards. The water will make it easier to vì so.

Important: bởi not use foil if you cook the terrine in the oven later.


6. Now put the bacon in the mold until the entire surface is covered.


7. Now it’s time to grind the meat. Grind the meat through the coarsest perforated disc.


8. Mix the minced meat with the bread mixture, the dessert wine, và the fruits.


9. Pour the mixture into the terrine mold. Make sure that there is no air trapped in it.

Then fold the bacon & cling film over the mass.


10. Cook the terrine for 2 hours at 75 °C (167 °F) in the sous vide cooker. Put sticks on the bottom to lớn allow the water lớn circulate.

Alternative #1 Cook in the oven: I recommend heating the oven khổng lồ 160 °C và to cook the terrine in a water bath for about 2 hours. The terrine mold should be placed in một nửa of the water và covered with aluminum foil lớn prevent the bacon from getting crispy.

Alternative #2: Baking dish on the stove. Lay out the base with chopsticks and fill up the water to lớn just below the top. Make sure you choose a cooking setting that maintains a water temperature of about 75 °C (167 °F) when the terrine is in it. You can also let the terrine cook for up to 2 hours.

The core temperature should reach 64 °C (147 °F) with all 3 cooking methods.

It is best to lớn check the temperature regularly so that the Pate de Campagne does not overcook.


11. Once cooked press the meat with a plate and put the terrine in the refrigerator for 24h. If there is too much liquid, you can also pour it out.


12. Your Pate de Campagne, Country Pate or Terrine de Campagne is ready. Enjoy!


How long is the shelf life of the country pate?

Your pâté can be kept in the refrigerator for about 7 days.