Foie gras, French for “fat liver”, is a popular and well-known delicacy in French cuisine. It is a food product made of the liver of a goose or duck that has been specially fattened. Its flavor is described as delicate, buttery, and rich, unlike that of an ordinary goose or duck liver. Do you know Foie Gras Ice Cream?
It took four months of testing and tasting to perfect it, but French ice creamery Philippe Faur, who’ve made ice cream from caviar, mustard and black truffle-finally perfected a foie gras kind of the cold stuff in 2008, which has since gained some serious popularity.
Do you want to make it at home?
First, preheat the oven to two hundred and fifty degrees.
Place foie gras in a small baking dish, cover with foil, and render in the oven for 10 minutes (some of the fat will have melted out so it resembles softened butter).
Meanwhile, bring water to a simmer in the bottom half of a double-boiler. In the top bowl of the double-boiler, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks off the heat. Whisk in the port and place the bowl on top of the simmering water. Whisk continually until the mixture thickens and forms a long, thick stream, like a ribbon, when you lift the whisk, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.
With the food processor running, slowly add the foie gras (both the solids and rendered fat). Add the butter one piece at a time. Continue to run the food processor until all the butter is incorporated before slowly pouring in the cream. Watch very carefully and as soon as it begins to look thick, stop the machine. (Due to the high fat content, it can turn to butter if it is churned too much.) Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Immediately pour the mixture into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks until ready to use.