Hot filled hors d’oeuvre

Hot filled hors d’oeuvre

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

Hors d’oeuvre means ‘outside the main body of work’, that is, outside the main part of the meal. The term is the French equivalent of ‘appetisers’: small portions of savoury food served at the table to introduce a lunch or dinner, or in another room with drinks before the meal.

Ahead of time, prepare miniature tartlet or barquette cases in short or flaky pastry, puff pastry bouchées or choux pastry profiteroles or eclairs. Also prepare a savoury filling such as those which follow. Just before serving, put cases into a preheated slow oven to warm, and reheat filling over low heat or by standing the container in boiling water. Fill cases with hot filling and serve immediately, or finish as directed.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
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Method

  1. Chicken filling: To 175 g finely chopped, cooked chicken, add 1 tablespoon each finely chopped celery and spring onions. Mix with 310 ml hot, thick cream sauce and season with salt, pepper and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Reheat gently, fill cases and sprinkle with paprika.
  2. Florentine filling: Chop enough spinach to make 65 g, firmly packed. Cook spinach, covered, with 1 tablespoon butter until soft, then uncover, season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg and cook, stirring and watching carefully, until moisture evaporates. Add 3–4 tablespoons hot thick béchamel sauce and 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese. Fill cases, sprinkle with more cheese and return to oven until cheese melts.
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