Safta’s Mock Liver – Green Bean and Pea Pate


Safta's Mock Liver - Green Bean and Pea Pate

Safta's Mock Liver - Green Bean and Pea Pate

Course Dips & Spreads
Cuisine French, Jewish
Keyword English peas, green beans, onions, walnuts
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 96kcal


  • 2 large onions cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound green beans cut into 2-in. pieces -- ends trimmed
  • 1 cup English peas shelled fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 small garlic clove peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 48 Matzo crackers To serve


  • Cook onions with oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until deep golden, 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, hard-cook eggs in another saucepan for 10 minutes and continue with rest of recipe. Drain eggs, rinse under cool water, peel, and quarter.
  • Fill a third saucepan two-thirds full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add green beans and fresh peas, if using, and cook until barely tender, about 3 minutes; if using frozen peas, add during the last minute. Drain vegetables and rinse under cold water until cool.
  • Whirl nuts in a food processor until ground. Add eggs, green beans, peas, and garlic and pulse until mixture is smooth. Add onions (including any oil and juices from cooking), 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and pulse just until onions are chopped. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if you like. Serve at room temperature, with matzo crackers.
  • Yield: Serves 12 (makes 2 1/2 cups)


Make ahead: Up to 1 day, chilled.
Times are approximate.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 24mcg | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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