Foie gras poêlé with artichokes

Foie gras is considered a delicacy and due to its elevated price is also a luxury product.

Although pan-seared foie gras or foie gras poêlé is delicious on its own, we like to elevate this dish and today we are using artichokes to serve this impressive appetiser.  

pan fried Foie gras poêlé

The richness of this dish comes from the pairing of the foie gras and the artichokes and the combination of their unusual flavours make it an exquisite starter!

Before starting this recipe, familiarise yourself with how to make the artichokes barigoule and the crémeux. We promise you that this combination will not just stay a culinary inspiration but become reality in your kitchen. Use a non stick pan, ceramic or teflon, to fry your foie gras.

Foie gras vs faux gras

Before moving on with this recipe, it is probably good to clarify the controversy around this product. Nowadays the “fatty liver” is increasingly produced at farms without force feeding the geese. Besides there are high quality substitutes called faux foie gras which might never be as delicate in taste but it surely comes close.

Related: Artichokes barigoule and Artichoke cremeux

pan fried Foie gras poêlé

Foie gras poêlé with artichokes

Nowadays the “fatty liver” is increasingly produced at farms without force feeding the geese.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetisers & Starters, Meat & Poultry
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people
Calories 129 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


  • 4 pcs duck foie gras slices 60 gr each
  • 120 ml artichoke crémeux
  • 500 gr artichoke barigoule
  • Fresh herbs


  • Prepare the artichoke barigoule following the recipe attached.
    artichokes barigoule
  • Prepare the artichoke cremeux following the recipe attached.
    artichoke crémeux soup

Prepare the foie gras

  • Season the duck foie gras slices on both sides with salt and freshly ground pepper.
    foie gras
  • Heat a Teflon pan over high heat and sear the foie gras without the addition of butter or oil.
    pan fried Foie gras poêlé
  • Baste the foie gras with the rendered fat until the centre softens and you get a deep brown colour on both sides.
    pan fried Foie gras poêlé
  • Transfer the foie gras onto a paper towel and let it rest for a minute.
    pan fry foie gras

Presentation of the dish

  • Make a line with the artichoke crémeux. Place the pan fried duck foie gras in the centre of the plate.
    pan fried Foie gras poêlé
  • Arrange the artichoke barigoule on one side of the foie gras.
    pan fried Foie gras poêlé


If you have a thick slice of duck foie gras you can score it with a criss cross pattern on top.
If your pan is hot enough you should have smoke when cooking the duck foie gras and rendering the fat.
Do not overcook the foie gras: if the foie gras begins to shrink significantly it means that it is overcooked.
Frozen or fresh duck foie gras slices are cooked in the same way.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 1mgVitamin A: 310IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword artichokes, foie gras
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