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Traditional Danish Leverpostej Recipe

Leverpostej is a classic Danish liver pâté that has been enjoyed for centuries. This rich and flavorful spread is a staple in Danish cuisine, often enjoyed on rye bread with pickles and onions. Made from pork liver, bacon, onions, and various spices, this recipe encapsulates the authentic taste of Leverpostej. Follow this detailed recipe to create a delicious and professional-quality Leverpostej at home.

Follow this detailed recipe to create a delicious and professional-quality Leverpostej at home.



  • - 400g pork liver

  • 200g bacon, diced

  •  1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  •  1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  •  1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage

  • Rye bread, for serving

  •  Pickles and onions, for serving


1. Preparing the Liver:

   - Rinse the pork liver under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.

   - Carefully remove any visible veins or membranes from the liver using a sharp knife.

   - Cut the liver into small pieces and set them aside.

2. Cooking the Bacon and Onions:

   - In a large pan, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until crispy and golden brown.

   - Remove the bacon from the pan using a slotted spoon and set it aside.

   - In the same pan, melt the butter and add the finely chopped onion.

   - Sauté the onion until it becomes translucent and slightly caramelized.

3. Preparing the Liver Mixture:

   - Add the liver pieces to the pan with the onions and cook them until they are no longer pink, around 5-7 minutes.

   - Sprinkle the flour over the liver and onion mixture, stirring continuously for about 2 minutes to cook the flour and eliminate any raw taste.

   - Gradually pour in the milk while stirring constantly, ensuring there are no lumps.

   - Add the cooked bacon, salt, pepper, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, thyme, marjoram, sage, and bay leaf to the pan.

   - Stir well to combine all the ingredients evenly.

4. Simmering the Liverpostej:

   - Reduce the heat to low and let the liver mixture simmer gently for about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

   - The liver should become very tender and easily break apart when pressed with the back of a spoon.

5. Blending the Liverpostej:

   - Remove the bay leaf from the pan and discard it.

   - Using a blender or food processor, carefully blend the liver mixture until smooth and creamy.

   - If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more milk to achieve the desired consistency.

   - Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference.

6. Serving:

   - Transfer the Leverpostej to a clean bowl or individual ramekins.

   - Allow it to cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.

   - Serve the Leverpostej chilled on slices of fresh rye bread.

   - Accompany with pickles and onions for an authentic Danish experience.


Enjoy the savory and indulgent flavors of traditional Danish Leverpostej, a versatile and delicious liver pâté that can elevate any meal or snack.

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