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Pate De Foie Gras Aux Poireaux Confits

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Ingredients
  Foie gras 600 Gram (1 Piece)
  Water 300 Milliliter
  Milk 300 Milliliter
  Leeks 15
  Pepper 1
  Truffle 1
For marinade
  Port 1 Tablespoon (Use Old One)
  Armagnac/Cognac 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Pinch (Or A Small Pinch)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Pinch (Or A Small Pinch)
  Nutmeg/Mace 3⁄4 Pinch (Or A Small Pinch)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. De-vein the foie gras and place in a bowl containing the water and milk.
2. Keep aside for 2 hours to remove all traces of blood. Dry with cloth.
3. Mix the marinade ingredients and pour over the foie gras. Cover with cling film and marinate 12 hours in a cool place.
4. Pre-heat the oven to 225┬░ F.

MAKING
5. In a terrine, put the foie gras and press it down firmly. Cover with cling film. Again and place in a bain marie of hot water.
6. Place the vessel into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
7. Cool the terrine and leave it for 24 hours in the fridge.
8. After that, remove the fat from the foie gras and melt it down.
9. Slice the truffle and marinate it in the warm foie gras fat for about 1 hour.
10. Wash the leeks and tie 7 or 8 together in bundles.
11. In 1.5 litres water and 100 gram salt, boil the bundles for 4 minutes.
12. Run the leeks under plenty of cold water, remove string and pat dry with a cloth. Add pepper.
13. In a frying pan, place the leeks with the foie gras fat and truffle and stir over a gentle heat for 3 minutes. Add salt, cool and remove the truffle.

FINALIZING
14. Cut the foie gras into 3/4 inch-thick slice.
15. Line a terrine with cling film and first put in a layer of leeks, then a layer of truffle and finally, a layer of foie gras.
16. Repeat the three layers, cover with cling film, place a heavy weight on top and leave for in the fridge for a day.

SERVING
17. Serve the pate sliced with a serrated knife which has been warmed in hot water.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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