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Deep-Fried Foie Gras

Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire


Deep-Fried Foie Gras Recipe

This is is a belter of a foie gras recipe, a delicious foie gras appetizer recipe in fact, but one I would suggest you only have infrequently. This also costs a fortune to make. But boy is it worth it. Deep-fried foie gras is just a crazy dish I made up one day. It’s unctuous, crunchy, sublime. How can foie gras, which is battered, and deep-fried be anything but incredible?

deep fried foie gras recipe

Frequently asked Questions about Foie Gras answered by ISLIFEARECIPE-dia

Hey, it’s French so you could put a really good effort in to use an accent? But if you want to go to basics, the s is ‘silent’ and you can just go with this;

fwaa graa

Absolutely you can and if you follow this deep-fried foie gras recipe you’ll have your very own version to try. 

There are so many ways to eat foie gras from this recipe for deep fried, but you can also pan-sea foie gras or even oven-bake foie gras.

Deveining and seasoning the raw foie gras is not necessary. Make sure the oven is at 180°C. Foie gras should be seared on both sides in a nonstick skillet without adding additional oil, then baked for 20 minutes with bastings of the released fat. Slices of thick toasted Sourdough bread are a traditional serving suggestion.


We’re not Dr’s at ISLIFEARECIPE so cannot give medical advice. We are just mentioning here what we have heard from others. Because they are not cooked, cured meats may contain parasites that lead to toxoplasmosis. Vitamin A is abundant in liver and liver products. This can have a negative impact on a fetus.

Foie gras pairs nicely with a wide variety of wines. It is traditionally eaten with a sweet white wine, such as Sauternes, however foie gras can be served with a soft or fruity white or red wine, as well as champagne!

With its buttery and delicate flavour, it’s distinct from a typical duck or goose liver. It is way smoother and very unctuous.

Actually foie gras is pretty easy to purchase form most supermarkets these days. You can buy foie gras pate, foie gras terrine and more. But for me, being a purist, nothing beats good old plain foie gras.

A great place to buy some is at one of our favourite French Restaurants in Singapore, La Bonne Table – read on and we’ll include our Singapore Food Blog Review for the restaurant.

The French word “foie gras,” which means “fatty liver,” is the English translation. The liver of a duck or goose is used to make this luxury dish.

Where did this deep fried foie gras recipe come from?

An idea popped in my head one day when thinking of deep fried Mars Bars that I have eaten in Scotland before. For some reason, as I had deep fried Mars Bars on my mind I immediately thought; “I know I’ll deep-fry foie gras…” And hence was borne Deep-Fried Foie Gras Recipe.

There are two sides to this dish, the small accompanying salad, and the hunk of deep-fried foie gras goodness.

Step 1 – the salad

  • 3 finely sliced shallots
  • 1 bunch of finely sliced Spring onions
  • 3-4 sliced tomatoes
  • 3 finely sliced garlic cloves
  • A good squirt of Japanese mayonnaise

In a pan add a little olive oil and bring to high heat. Fry off the shallots and garlic for 2 minutes and add in the tomatoes and Spring onions.

Fry these off for only 2 minutes or so, as you want them to retain their shape and an element of crunch.

Plate this and drizzle a little Japanese mayonnaise over the top as in the picture. The mayo will give you some nice acid to cut through the unctuousness of the foie gras.

Step 2 – the Foie

  • 1 piece of foie gras per person – as much as you can take
  • 1 packet of Tempura flour – sprinkle in a little sea salt and cracked black pepper to season it
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 wok filled to about 4 inches with cooking oil for your frying
  • A slice each of toasted Sourdough bread.

Pretty simple this;

  1. Take the foie from the fridge just before you are going to fry it
  2. Get two bowls – one for the beaten eggs and one for Tempura the flour
  3. Take your slab of foie and dip it in the egg mix, making sure it is fully coated
  4. Then drop it in the seasoned flour, again making sure it is fully coated
  5. Once you have done this with all the pieces get that oil hot hot hot and drop them in one at a time
  6. Try not to fuss with them whilst frying as they may break up
  7. But you want to make sure they do not stick to each other. Just but be gentle
  8. When golden brown take a slotted spoon and carefully lift them onto a plate with some kitchen towel laid on it. Just to drain off the excess oil.

Plating the deep-fried Foie Gras

  • Place your toast on a serving plate

  • Pop some of your salad and Japanese mayonnaise to the side

  • Lay that Deep-fried foie gras on top of the toasted Sourdough

  • Finished!!! 

Oh yeah, baby you are so gonna love this dish. The flavour, the textures, the smells and even the look. It is awesome. Deep Fried Foie Gras is a cracker. Pur yourself some champagne and settle down to munch away. 

Why not try some other Is Life a Recipe's recipes using foie gras

As promised in the FAQ here are some family favourite French restaurants offering up the sublime foie gras on Red Dot

  • La Bonne Table – just down the road in Katong, run by. husband and wife crew, this is a beauty and you can buy homemade foie gras from them with some notice
  • Florian at Naumi Hotel – a family favourite again, in the city, where do a wonderful foie gras crostini
  • Cugini Trattoria Pizzeria – a truly great Italian restaurant down Joo Chiat, you have to try their Feggato Grasso dish, woof!!!


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