Foie Gras Profiteroles

Foie Gras Profiteroles

Pastry chef Lauren Fortgang’s Foie Gras Profiteroles recipe, incorporating foie gras four ways.

6
Servings
253
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

Foie Gras Base

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes and softened
  • 2 ounces foie gras, cut into 1-inch cubes

Foie Gras Profiteroles

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce Foie Gras Base (see above)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 eggs

Directions

Foie Gras Base

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Place the butter and foie gras in a small baking dish and cover with foil. Warm in the oven until both the butter and foie gras are just slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use, up to 5 days. Leftovers can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Foie Gras Profiteroles

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, 1 ounce of the foie gras base, the water, sugar, and salt. When it comes to a rolling boil, add the flour all at once and stir with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring vigorously, until a film begins to form on the bottom of the pan, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on medium speed until the outside of the bowl is lukewarm and no steam can be seen rising, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add the eggs 1 at a time, thoroughly incorporating each egg before adding the next. (You may not need the third egg. Test the dough by putting a small amount between your forefinger and thumb and pulling apart to make a thread. If it doesn’t break, the dough has enough eggs and is ready.)

Transfer the batter to a pastry bag; the dough will be very sticky. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, pipe 18 mounds (about the diameter of a quarter) about 1 inch apart. (If you’re not using the profiteroles right away, cover and freeze the raw, piped mounds for up to 1 week. Let them thaw to room temperature before baking.) Bake for 15 minutes, reduce the oven to 350 degrees, and bake until the profiteroles are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let the profiteroles cool before assembling.

End:

To assemble the profiteroles, warm the caramel sauce over low heat. For each serving, cut three of the profiteroles in half horizontally. Place a small scoop of ice cream inside. Place the top half of each profiterole on top of the ice cream. Garnish with a small amount of caramel sauce. Sprinkle the foie powdered sugar over the top of each and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
185µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
95µg
24%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
100mg
14%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
186mg
12%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Foie Gras Shopping Tip

When shopping for offal, the meat should be moist, have an even color and texture, and should not have an excessively strong odor.

Foie Gras Cooking Tip

Offal does not keep for long periods of time. Ideally, you should plan on using it right away.