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Recipe in: Starters  (Tarts and Pastries)

Christmas Day Dinner

First Course Option

Pan-Seared Foie Gras

Total time: 10 minutes
    An entire foie gras will usually be enough for 4 people.  Try for half, or 1 lobe or plan on having it again.

Pan-Seared Foie Gras  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Now the notes: It is easiest to clean the foie gras if it is at room temperature, but may not need cleaning.  Mine didn't.
It is best to slice it with a hot knife - run sharp knife under hot water.
It has to be cold before searing so refrigerate after slicing for at least 15 minutes. 
Warm the plates the same way as the knife - run under hot water, then dry. They shouldn't be hot, just not cold.  
After slicing, the leftover foie gras can be made into pate, refrigerated for use within 2 days or frozen for use within 2 months.

Final note: This is intimidating - don't let it be.  It is an extremely elegant and very easy first                       course.  It will also, of course, utterly destroy your kitchen - there will be fat everywhere because it will spatter like crazy - but it is worth it ...I only do it once a year ....Kitchens can be cleaned, life is for living!