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.
101,8314.2/5 for 24 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
1,954 Kcal or 8,181 Kj53 gr124 gr219 gr
98 %20 %12 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
340 Kcal or 1,424 Kj9 gr22 gr38 gr
17 %4 %2 %6 %
Per canapé fingers
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
49 Kcal or 205 Kj1 gr3 gr5 gr
2 %1 %<1 %1 %
% 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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Sesame seedsSesame seeds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mixed seed grissini, Hamburger buns, "Psychedelic" sandwich bread, Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream, Sesame fried scampi, ... All

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