Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks Thursday (En Masque)

This week's TBNT Thursday feature is sure to make you shudder. It's a mind-blowing mold from the 1974 Weight Watchers Recipe Cards - Classic Adaptations Category.

Take a look, and I'll fill you in on the details below:

Liver Pate en Masque



This recipe calls for 2 (not 1) envelopes of Knox gelatine - so you know right there you're in trouble. Now go ahead and punish that gelatine in your blender with 1 cup of bouillon, 2 cups french-style green beans, seasonings, extracts and one heaving pound of cooked liver. Process until smooth. Pour into a 1 quart mold and chill.

Sadly, it gets worse. We now have to make the "glaze", or the "masque" - as it were. I will give you 3 guesses as to what goes in that glaze. Yep, more Knox gelatine. Oh, and also: buttermilk, mustard, bouillon and more seasonings. Try to keep up...

After the glaze has been simmered to the perfect syrupy consistency -- one must spoon that drippy, gooey substance over the unmolded, chilled liver mold approximately 3 to 4 times. Re-chilling and re-setting after each coating. This will help you achieve the lovely dripping candle-wax effect. As a final touch--the chicory and radish garnish adds a lovely flair, doesn't it?

I do believe I would have to be seriously drugged or knocked out cold before I would even consider eating this. Thanks, but No Thanks.

9 comments:

Vonlipi said...

Gag me with a spoon!

Linda said...

bleugh! My mom would occasionally fix liver for us. I thought it was gross, still do. She would say "but it's so good for you!" Like that suddenly made it less gross.

pika23 said...

I might be in the minority here, but I LOVE liver! woo! Especially liver pate! There is a place called Charlie Browns steak house, and on their salad bar they have chopped liver spread...they are really famous for it!

TJ said...

I had to scroll down real fast so I didn't see the picture...lol :) Thanks but, NO thanks!

Barbara said...

Yeah, you'd have to put a mask on it to get me to eat it.

Vintage Christine said...

Disgusting, yes. But that little yellow piggy sugar bowl in the photo is to die for. My mother hated liver so thankfully she never tried to force it on us, although for awhile several years ago my taste buds changed and I liked liverwurst sandwiches. Then I realized what I was eating and that was the end of THAT.

melina bee said...

literally got to the second sentence before exclaiming "oh god, oh god, no" and could only skim the rest.
This would be an extremely effective weight loss regiment as it would no doubt make you unable to eat when you are in its presence.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Now this is a recipe I can lose weight with!!! hahha! awful!

Pam@GoRetro said...

Wow that is absolutely stomach churning! I wonder why there was such a fascination with gelatinized food from the 50s-70s.