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Pate Chinois

March 1, 2013
This is the first layer of Pate
First is gather together your ingredients
Ground beef or ground pork 1 lb
onion 1/2
can of cream style corn
6 potatoes
butter optional, leave out if allergic to dairy
milk optional, leave out if allergic to dairy
Peel and cut up potatoes and then boil them to make mashed potatoes
Drain the potatoes, add butter and milk and mash or use mixer to make fresh mashed potatoes. If allergic to dairy then save the water when draining the cooked potatoes and use that potato water to mash the potatoes. You can also drizzle a little light olive oil in the potatoes when mashing if you are not using butter.
Dice half an onion
Place Ground beef in a skillet and brown the meat, add onion just before the meat is browned and cook more until onion and meat is cooked.
Then put the cooked meat/onion mixture in the bottom of a oven proof pot/deep dish/or pan.
add a thin layer of mashed potatoes using only about a quarter of the potatoes tha you have mashed.
spread the potatoes around with a fork until the meat is covered
add the can of cream style corn on top of the potatoes and spread it across the top.
Now dollop the remaining potatoes on top of the corn
Spread the potatoes until sealed over the top.  It may be easier to spread with a fork.
I normally put a few pats of butter over the top but you can leave that off if allergic to dairy.
Place in a 350 degree oven and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes.  It will be bubbly and if your dish is more shallow and it is filled all the way to the top then you need to put some foil or pan under to catch run off because this dish will bubble over if it is too full.
Remove from oven and place on hot pad
This is a very delicious family favorite, I hope you enjoy!
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