Friands Foie Gras
Friands Foie Gras, is a french meat and
Foie Gras pasty. These are usually bought in boulangeries alongside the
pizzas and sandwiches.
This french recipe is a little more
luxurious than the norm, as I've included a special ingredient. One
of France's most Famous
Normally made with sausages, but you can put any
filling in you like, they are the equivelant to our sausage
rolls.They make a tasty light snack, but beware of the
Friands foie gras is for a special lunch with friends. Serve with a light salad like Salade de Tomates et Fromage or choose another from our list of other French Salads.
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Serves:- 4, Preparation time:- 30 mins, Cooking time:- 60 mins
- 20 g of butter
- 20 g of shallots
- 300 g minced beef
- 1 large Free Range egg
- salt and pepper
- 2 g of parsley
- 10 g of madeira
- 10 g of cognac
- 300 g of puff pastry
- 10 g of water
- 300 g of foie gras
- Pre-heat oven to gas mark 7 or 230 deg C.
- Chop the shallots very finely.
- Melt the butter in a pan and lightly fry the shallots until pale in colour.
- In a large bowl add the mince, egg, salt, pepper, shallots, parsley, madeira and cognac and mix well.
- Take your pastry and cut into 4 rectangles.
- Using a brush, paint the 4 pieces of pastry with the lukewarm water, a little more on the edges.
- Divide the mince mixture into 4 equal portions and place in the centre of each piece of pastry.
- Slice the foie gras into 4 slices and place on top of each portion of mince.
- Now fold the pastry over the mince to form a pastry parcel or pasty.
- Pinch around the edges to make sure they are airtight.
- Place the 4 pasties on some baking paper on a baking sheet.
- Brush some milk or egg on the top for a nice golden finish
- Cook in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown.
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