Pan-fried foie gras on a sweet potato galette

Perfumed but tangy passion fruit foils the richness of foie gras to fabulous effect in this luxurious recipe from Michel Lemoine
By Michel Lemoine
Pan-fried foie gras on a sweet potato galette
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Effort: hard



  • 3 sweet potatoes, grated
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large thick slices of foie gras

For the sauce:

  • 6 passion fruit
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 300 ml dark chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened


1. To make the galette, place the grated potato into a large bowl with a teaspoon of salt. Mix together and leave to rest until the salt draws the water out of the potato.

2. Heat a little of the olive oil in a frying pan. Squeeze the excess water out of the potato mixture and form into small galettes. Cook gently, taking care not to let the potato burn.

3. Cut the passion fruit in half and empty into saucepan. Add the sugar and cook together until the mixture becomes slightly caramelised. Add the chicken stock and bubble the mixture until reduced and thickened to sauce consistency. Add in the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Strain through a sieve and add a tablespoon of the strained passion fruit seeds back into the mixture.

4. Season the slices of foie gras with salt and pepper and salt. Heat up a frying pan, without fat until hot. Add the foie gras and fry for about 30 seconds on each side. Each slice should be slightly coloured but do not cook the foie gras any longer, or it will melt away.

5. Remove the foie gras and leave to drain on kitchen paper.

6. Place a galette of sweet potato on each plate and place the foie gras on top. Pour the sauce over and serve immediately.

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