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 Foods.

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 calories.

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to gas mark 7 or 230 deg C.

  2. Chop the shallots very finely.

  3. Melt the butter in a pan and lightly fry the shallots until pale in colour.

  4. In a large bowl add the mince, egg, salt, pepper, shallots, parsley, madeira and cognac and mix well.

  5. Take your pastry and cut into 4 rectangles.

  6. Using a brush, paint the 4 pieces of pastry with the lukewarm water, a little more on the edges.

  7. Divide the mince mixture into 4 equal portions and place in the centre of each piece of pastry.

  8. Slice the foie gras into 4 slices and place on top of each portion of mince.

  9. Now fold the pastry over the mince to form a pastry parcel or pasty.

  10. Pinch around the edges to make sure they are airtight.

  11. Place the 4 pasties on some baking paper on a baking sheet.

  12. Brush some milk or egg on the top for a nice golden finish

  13. Cook in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown.

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