Vietnamese Black Bear Pâté Chaud (Meat Pie) Recipe

Vietnamese Black Bear Pâté Chaud (Meat Pie) Recipe
The warm puff pastry engulfing the black bear meat mixture makes for some tasty meat pies. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe

Pâté chaud is a savory hand pie, filled with ground pork, herbs and spices, wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Along with bear meat in this recipe, I added pork for the fat and texture. You can adjust the ratio here however you like and go down as much as 20 percent. This recipe makes a huge batch, so make it a party! If not, cut down the recipe as you like.

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