Pate is a tasty and healthy dish, which is prepared mainly from the liver with the addition of vegetables, oil, spices and salt. This high-calorie dish, rich in protein, is an excellent cold snack. Pate can be chicken, goose, pork, beef, or rabbit. It can be home-made or store-bought, and the storage of pâtés depends on the type of production. Since this product is perishable, you should very carefully follow all recommendations on how to store pate.
- Homemade pate can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- The frozen product can be stored for up to 6 months.
- Preserved in banks – 1 year.
How to store homemade liver paste
Pate is prepared from boiled or fried liver with the addition of butter, onions, carrots, herbs and other natural spices according to the recipe.
The shelf life of liver pate depends on how you prepared it. If you prepared pate without preservation, then it should be stored only in the refrigerator. The following conditions are necessary for this:
- 5 ° C;
- humidity up to 70%;
- middle shelf near the wall;
- the storage period is no longer than 5 days.
If it is preserved after autoclaving with heat treatment, it can be stored in a glass jar for 1 year in a dry, dark place at a temperature of 5 °C to 20 °C:
- in a cellar or basement;
- in the pantry;
- on the glazed balcony;
- in the kitchen cupboard.
Features of storing chicken pate
The storage conditions for chicken pate are identical to the storage conditions for this dish made from other types of liver. Freshly prepared chicken pate should be placed in any non-metallic container (preferably glass) and sent to the refrigerator. The term of how long pate is stored in the refrigerator is up to 5 days at a temperature of 5 ° C.
You can also package the pate in vacuum bags in portions and store in the refrigerator at a temperature of 5 °C for up to 14 days.
Pâtés can also be stored in the freezer. To do this, pate from chicken liver or from another type of product should be packaged in portions in bags or in containers with tightly closed lids. Store at a temperature of -18 °C and below for up to 6 months.
A homemade product spoils quite quickly. This is due to the lack of preservatives. A sign that the pate has begun to spoil is a liquid that appears on its surface or drains into the dishes. Then the product becomes slippery, and then begins to acquire an unpleasant smell. At the first signs of spoilage, it is better to immediately send homemade pate to the trash can.
How to store store-bought pâté
Long-term pastes contain special preservatives. They can be stored without opening the package for a long time – from 3 to 12 months under the conditions specified by the manufacturer on the package. They are usually stored without a refrigerator in a dark place at a temperature of 5 °C to 20 °C.
WARNING! Never use pate if the tin is swollen or deformed.
After opening, the product cannot be stored in a tin can, as it oxidizes. For storage, it should be transferred to a clean glass or earthenware container, tightly closed with a lid and stored in the refrigerator on the middle shelf at a temperature of 5 °C for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze the pate. To do this, it should be transferred to a bag, tightly tied and stored at a temperature of -18 °C and below for up to 6 months.
The shop also sells pâtés in film packaging. Their shelf life is usually 15-30 days and is always indicated on the package. After opening, such a product must be consumed within 3 days. Keep in the refrigerator. You can put it in a plastic container right in the package, or you can squeeze it out of the film into a glass jar and close it with a lid.