Foie gras fingers

Foie gras fingers
An elegant canapé which consists of a crisp layer of shortcrust pastry topped with a layer of foie gras.
99,6974.5/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: December 21th 2011

For 40 canapés fingers, you will need:

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30 min.2 hours20 min.2 hours 50 min.
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A few hours in the fridge.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Foie gras fingers : Photo of step #1
Prepare the shortcrust pastry with sesame seeds by mixing 150 g flour, 120 g butter, 1 egg, 5 g salt and 50 g sesame seeds in a food processor bowl.

Mix until homogeneous, then form into a thick cake and wrap in stretch plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 2 - 2 hours
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Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Roll out the pastry into a large rectangle as evenly as you can (to avoid offcuts as far as possible). Prick all over.

Stage 3 - 20 min.
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Bake the pastry until it is golden brown.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Cut the pastry into strips about 1 cm (1/2 inch) wide using a knife with a serrated blade.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Cut these strips into pieces around 4 cm (2 inches) long.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Cut the foie gras into pieces barely the size of the pastry and about 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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Assemble the fingers by placing each piece of foie gras on a piece of pastry.

Keep in the fridge, but take them out 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavour of the foie gras to develop fully.

Stage 8
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Possible variation: put a thinner slice of foie gras between 2 pieces of pastry that has been scattered with grated gruyère before baking.


The pastry can be prepared several days in advance if it is kept tightly wrapped in stretch film in the fridge.

The number of fingers indicated is only approximate and will depend on the size you cut the pieces of pastry. So don't worry if you have a few more or less.

The sesame seeds can be replaced with others seeds of your choice (linseed, poppy seeds, etc.).

And to drink?

A glass of champagne.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,688 Kcal or 11,254 Kj151 gr162 gr585 gr
134 %58 %15 %89 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
468 Kcal or 1,959 Kj26 gr28 gr102 gr
23 %10 %3 %15 %
Per canapé fingers
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
67 Kcal or 281 Kj4 gr4 gr15 gr
3 %1 %<1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Foie grasFoie gras: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Foie gras Chantilly , Duck Parmentier, Sarladaise potatoes, Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dublin fruit scones, Plain cake, Biscuit de Savoie sponge cake, Tomato tatin, Coq au vin, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kouign-amann, Marchand de vin sauce, Norwegian tartines, Crêpes Suzette, Spinach on toast with bechamel, ... All
Sesame seedsSesame seeds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Ali Baba bread, Sesame cookies, Hamburger buns, Ali Baba bread, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, ... All

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