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Francis’ Favorite Recipe For Foie Gras At Home (please remember, Francis is not a Chef)

  1. Clean out any large or obvious veins from the foie.
  2. Peel & core the apples and cut horizontally into ½” thick round slices (You will use the 4 largest slices)
  3. Lay only one gossamer thin slice of prosciutto on each of four plates, a little more than twice the area of the apple slices
  4. Cut foie gras into approximately round slices approximately ¾” thick and approximately the diameter of the apple slices
  5. Heat pan over medium high heat
  6. Season the foie slices aggressively with sea salt and pepper
  7. Dredge the foie slices in the flour (just drag them through it so that the slices are covered on all sides by a thin coating of flour)
  8. Drop the 4 pieces of foie on the pan at medium high heat.  Shake the pan just a touch so it doesn’t stick.
  9. Let the foie pieces get a nice browning (but don’t burn) and then flip to brown the other side.  A lot of fat will render into the pan. That is good.
  10. When the pieces have a nice sear on both sides, remove them from the pan and place on a towel to rest
  11. Salt the apples slightly
  12. Put the four apple slices into the pan and sautée them in the foie butter (fat) until they just start to get a little soft (4-5 minutes)
  13. Take the apple slices out and put one in the center of each plate
  14. Put one piece of foie on each apple
  15. Bring up the excess prosciutto and to wrap up like a large beggars purse.  If you need to, you can put one small piece of prosciutto on top
  16. Put a little aged Balsamic vinegar on each plate
  17. Serve and moan in delight.

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.