Poached Egg Topped Foie Gras with Piperade


Today I decided to cook myself an elegant lunch.  Not because of The Dog’s lightly veiled sneers about my lack of enthusiasm for cooking and eating solitaire, but because, sleepless in Stuttgart,  I thought of foie gras poêle and it’s melting, rich goodness.  Another consideration was the pornographic picture I might be able to take with a poached egg and my leftover piperade.


In honor of the foie gras, I brought out one of my favorite Villeroy and Boch plates, the Baccarat crystal and my slightly tarnished Ethiopian silverware.  Wine, being absolutely necessary with this meal, I opened a rosé from Provence, France that I thought would compliment the Mediterranean flavor of the piperade.  I sat down, sipped the wine, tasted, and thought of how much my family and friends would have enjoyed this feast.

Foie Gras Poêle with Poached Egg and Piperade

2 small scallops of fresh duck foie gras, not canned

1 egg


Quickly sear and brown the foie gras scallops in a very hot skillet on both sides, then place in a 425 F oven for about 3 minutes.

In the meantime, warm the piperade and poach the egg.  Place the piperade on a plate, top with the foie gras, then the egg.

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24 Responses to Poached Egg Topped Foie Gras with Piperade

  1. I love ALL those things but the thought of putting them together would never have crossed my mind in a million years! Well done.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    You are mistaken – there were no sneers.
    That’s definitely lunch fit for a queen! I love the silverware too 😉

  3. Conor Bofin says:

    I’m with the Dog on this.

  4. Amanda says:

    That’s a very delicious and wonderful meal for one. Decadent and simple at the same time. Beautiful.

  5. Lori says:

    It looks delicious! It’s almost like an eggs benedict but richer 🙂

  6. andersen8185 says:

    Looks delicious!!!

  7. ambrosiana says:

    The poached egg looks fantastic. Brava,

  8. Jody and Ken says:

    Jeez, treat yourself poorly, do you? That has to be the most amazing solo lunch I’ve ever seen. Good for you! Ken

  9. chef mimi says:


  10. Raymund says:

    Ohh my I havent eaten foie gras for a long time and this instantly made me crave for it

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