• Cooking Time: 45 to 60 seconds
  • Servings: Yield: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time:


  • 1. 1/2 pound piece raw Grade A duck foie gras at room temperature, cleaned and deveined
  • 2. Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • 1. After deveining, cut the foie gras crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces, then season with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the canola oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • 3. Saute half the foie gras until golden, 45 to 60 seconds on each side (it will be pink inside). Quickly transfer to a paper towel to drain and discard fat in skillet.
  • 4. Saute the rest of the foie gras the same way, then discard all all but 1 tablespoon of remaining fat in skillet. Add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Serve foie gras with sauce.
  • Sauteing duck foie gras is not hard to do, but be careful; otherwise, you'll end up with a puddle of very expensive melted fat.


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