(Danish Liver Paste) Leverpostej Recipe

Leverpostej Recipe – when it comes to Danish snacks, most would know about ones in the sweet variety. Among the different Danish snack recipes you can try, you’ll find liver paste is one of them. Known as leverpostej is a savory spread that you’ll usually find served on toasted rye bread. You can also enjoy this spread on white toasted bread and add bacon and fried mushrooms. The spread is typically made with pork liver and pork fat along with other ingredients. Said ingredients are usually onions, eggs, milk, and flour. If you want to start out making Danish recipes, this is one of the simpler options you can try and this Leverpostej Recipe is one way to go about it:

leverpostej recipe


A thick liver paste that you can enjoy spread on some toast with some garnishes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Danish
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 g pork liver
  • 200 g fresh lard
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 2 onions
  • 125 g wheat flour
  • ½ l milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper


  • Run liver, lard, anchovy fillets, and onions through the meat mincer. If you want a more coarsely chopped consistency, run the ingredients twice. Make sure to run them gradually for the best results.
  • Put a frying pan with a little water in the bottom into the oven and turn the oven to 175 ° C.
  • Whisk flour and milk together in a saucepan, whisk the ingredients on low heat, and bring it to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Stir in the liver mixture and then the eggs.
  • Mix the ingredients until everything is incorporated/balanced
  • Season with thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Divide the raw liver pate, mold them into balls, and place them into small aluminum molds.
  • Put the molds in the frying pan in the oven and bake them for approx. 45 minute. Depending on the size and shape of the molds, you may need a longer baking time.
  • When the liver pate has cooled, cover the molds and store them in a cool space.


If you want to use the liver pate later, you can store the raw pate in the freezer and bake it at another time. The baking time for the frozen liver pate is approx. 1 hour time.

Other Things to Know About a Leverpostej Recipe

When it comes to serving leverpostej, you can enjoy the spread either hot or cold. As a traditional Danish dish, you’ll mostly find the liver spread served during Christmas. Some of the meals you can find served on the Christmas table along with the spread include Danish roasted pork with crackling, Danish red cabbage, and Danish Apple Pork. While there is a traditional way to make the dish, there are also other options you can try. For example, you can try adding bacon bits into the mix or test our alternatives for anchovy paste for different flavoring. Whatever you choose to do, leverpostej is a simple dish you can try in different ways.

Check out more Danish recipes with our “Snobrød Recipe” and “Hamburgerryg Recipe.”

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