*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         MUSHROOM-BACON PARTY PATE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Mushrooms (fresh),
                         -chopped very fine
      1/2   lb           Bacon (or more,
                         -to taste)
      2/3   c            Onion, chopped
                         -very fine
      2/3   c            Celery, chopped
                         -very fine
    4                    Eggs
    8       oz           Cream cheese at
                         -room temperature
      1/2   c            Parsley, chopped
                         -very fine
    2       c            Dry bread crumbs
    1       t            Salt
    1       t            Rosemary, dried
    1       t            Oregano, dried
      1/4   t            Black pepper, ground
 
   Fry the bacon and crumble it as fine as possible.  Reserve some of the
   grease.
   
   Chop the mushrooms, onion, celery and parsley as fine as possible.  A food
   processor works best, but you can do it by hand if need be.  Saute the
   onion and celery in the bacon grease until soft, then remove from the
   grease and drain.
   
   Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese slightly, and then beat in the eggs.  Add
   all other ingredients to the eggs/cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly.
   
   Grease a large loaf pan or two small, line with foil, and then grease the
   foil.  Pat the mixture into the loaf pan and cover loosely with foil.  Bake
   for 1 1/2 hours at 400 degrees F.
   
   Let cool completely before serving.  This pate is actually best when
   refrigerated before serving.  Serve with crackers, or with bread cut into
   shapes with cookie cutters.  To make this a more elegant buffet dish,
   garnish the top with a thin layer of aspic.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  This is heavenly stuff for a buffet, and for those people who love to
   munch, but hate liver pate.  We found it in a magazine some years ago.  The
   magazine has long since been forgotten, but this I know by heart!  Yield: 1
   large loaf.
   
   *  American bacon is called smoked back bacon in many other places.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy if you have a food processor.
   : Time:  20 minutes preparation, several hours baking and cooling.
   : Precision:  Approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Terry Grevstad
   : Network Research Corporation, Oxnard, Calif., USA
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