Food & Drink

Chicken livers were a standout

I was wondering if it was possible to get the recipe for the chicken liver paté spread served at J. Betski's? We had it last night with the pretzel appetizer. - E.P., Raleigh

Todd Whitney, executive chef at J. Betski's (10-120 W. Franklin St. Raleigh; 833-7999; ), is happy to oblige. Whitney calls the dish Chicken Liver Mousse, noting that the texture should be airy and spreadable, more like a mousse than a true paté. "I serve this with pretzels at the restaurant," the chef says, "but some good crusty bread, Ritz crackers or toast would work fine."

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