Looking for vegetarian hors d’oeuvres and/or watching your cholesterol, the following recipe will definitely “tromp les papilles” (fool the taste buds):
String Bean Pate (Mock chopped liver) – serves ~ 12
1/2 lb frozen string (green) beans cooked in the microwave (no water added) for about 5 minutes, then left to continue steaming (without further cooking) another 5 minutes
3 large chopped onions
2 hard boiled eggs or 3 hard boiled egg whites
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
~ 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Spray skillet with cooking spray and saute onions for ~ 10 minutes until they soften and are slightly browned. In a food processor, chop cooked green beans and onions for a few pulses. Then add the remaining ingredients and continue to process until the texture is pleasing to you and resembles chopped liver.
Serve on matzo or other crackers.