Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
May 5, 2009 02:11 PM

Foie Gras....from Paris, in a can?

I just returned from France and brought home two cans of foie gras. Now that I am home... I have no idea what to do with it. I have not bought it in a can before. Au Secours! Help me ...please.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. open both ends of the can if possible and gently slide it out. Serve on a bed of greens with some cornichons and rounds of french bread with cocktails. One can should suffice of up to six people, it is very rich.

    1 Reply
    1. re: robt5265

      I would suggest some warm toasted brioche instead of baguettes, if you can find some.

    2. Should one sear this stuff? Or is it like a pate?

      1 Reply
      1. re: luckyfatima

        If it's canned, it's fully cooked already. It can be pate' or a whole lobe, the OP could tell us what the label says.

      2. This is the Label : Foie Gras de Canard Entier Des Landes.
        I assumed (right or wrong?) it was already cooked since it's in the can and you just eat it when out of can, no prep. I like the bread, cornichons, cocktail idea.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Lemoncaper

          That's 100% foie gras - duck rather than goose, but that's OK. Any meat product in a can has been cooked, so you can just eat it as is and I'm sure it will be delicious. I've never worked with pre-cooked foie gras, but I don't see any reason why you couldn't also slice and sear it quickly in a hot pan if you were so inclined.

        2. Boil about 35 cm of water in a small pot, remove from heat, drop in a can and leave it to rest for half an hour. It should slide out nicely for all of these nice recipe suggestions. Be cautious about "frying" it, for no more than 30 seconds per 1/4 inch slice per side.

          1. Thanks for all the replies. I found out later that the other can I was going to buy was goose.....the person in the store in Paris didn't know the English word for goose and I didn't know the French word for goose, so I missed out. I'm sure I will enjoy this as much. Thanks for the tips as well.