Liverwurst is a traditional sandwich sausage made of pork liver; one way to elevate the elegance of a liverwurst sandwich is to use goose liver pate or fois gras entier rather than pork.
Goose liver pate, or gaenseleberwurst, is a creamy puree made of goose liver and goose meat.
Fois Gras Entier
Also referred to as "foie gras entier," this delicacy is goose liver that has been lightly cooked. Foie gras entire is rich in flavor but more delicate and creamy than duck liver. Depending on the brand, it may or may not include chunks of goose liver.
Both gaenseleberwurst and foie gras entier should be refrigerated and then served on crusty bread, such as French bread or brioche.
Ingredients and Nutritional Analysis
Gaenseleberwurst can include bacon, sweet onions, port and mayonnaise. Fois gras entier generally includes water, port, salt, sugar and pepper as well as some preservatives. It also can include Cognac and truffles. Nutritional analysis depends on additional ingredients and should be available on the food label. One tablespoon of gaenseleberwurst or fois gras entier has 60 calories, 5.7 grams of total fat and 1.88 grams of saturated fat. They are high in Vitamin A and is a good source of Vitamin B12.
Both are available in some markets and online.
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