Potato Pancakes with Foie Gras and Apples

Yield: 6 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh idaho potatoes
  • 1 onion, large spanish
  • 1 red delicious apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces parsley, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 pounds foie gras
  • 3/4 cup duck demi glace with apple cores and peelings
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • Twelve 6-inch chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the pancakes, grate the potatoes, onions and apples. Add the chopped parsley, eggs, flour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sauté in duck fat until crisp and brown. Reserve.

For the foie gras, make six 4-ounce foie gras medallions. Season well. Sauté in hot pan until medium rare. Reserve.

For the sauce, add apple trimmings to duck demi glace. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and reserve.

For the garnish, cut apples in six 1/8-inch rings. Soak in simple syrup fro 24 hours. Lay out on baking sheets and bake at 200°F until dry, approximately 12-24 hours.

To assemble, lay pancake on hot plate. Top with foie gras. Cut a slit in the foie gras to slide in the dried apple ring. Put 1 ounce of sauce around the plate. Stick 2 chives from the plate through the apple rings.

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