Chicory sauteed with foie gras

Chicory sauteed with foie gras
Chicory sauteed with foie gras
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A signature dish in Chef Roger Souvereyns’s highly-esteemed hotel and restaurant Scholteshof, this recipe for endives and foie gras is a recipe he created for his fortieth birthday and lovingly shares with everyone. He uses a large silver spoon to present the appetizer and advises for you to do the same as eating this dish from a spoon will allow a better sensation of the flavors, the spices, and the composition. A voluptuous and earthy dish, sautéed endives with foie gras make a wonderful birthday presentation to surprise a friend or loved one with. Serve it with a glass of Graves Rouge for a transcendent experience.

Belgian endive is used in this recipe, which is a type of chicory. Chef Souvereyns harvest the vegetables fresh from his kitchen garden.

Other varieties of endives can also be used such as chicory, escarole, Bavarian endive, Batavian endive, and grumolo. The endives contain a lot of water so it has to be cooked quickly in very hot temperatures so that the water evaporates and the endives retain their delicious crunchiness. Otherwise, they will swim n their own juices and turn out soggy; this will make for a poor presentation and unpleasing texture in the mouth.

Foie gras is available in raw and cooked form. In making this recipe, make sure you use raw foie gras. Like the endive, it is cooked in a searing hot pan with very little oil until the outer part turns a nice brown. The foie gras has to be cooled so that it can be sliced very thinly, as thin as carpaccio, with the help of a mechanical slicer. If it is not cool enough, the foie gras will break apart when sliced and will fail to make a good presentation, which is a key factor in this highly refined recipe.


15 min

15 min

Recommended Wine

Graves rouge


  • 12 slices raw foie gras

  • 8 chicory feet (chicory, endive)

  • 1 soup spoon olive oil

  • tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • black pepper

  • red pepper

  • green pepper, salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Xeres vinegar

  • 2 oz. Perigord truffles (cut into long, thin strips)

  • Jamaican peppers

Preparation Instructions


Slice the cooked foie gras with a cutting machine, in order to obtain. very thin slices of about 1/10 of an inch in thickness, as thin as carpaccio. To do this, the foie gras must be cool, not. frozen but cold enough to stay whole and not break.   .


Slice. the endives into chunks about three centimeters in length.  Heat oil and butter in a pan and sauté the endives. on high heat.  Season with some salt.


sliced onions and pepper. Cook quickly to get rid of the water otherwise the. endives will be swimming in their own juice and turn soggy. Add a touch of. shredded nutmeg.


To eliminate the bitter taste and caramelize it a little,. sprinkle a bit of fine sugar. Add the truffles cut into julienne slices.  Deglaze with few drops of sherry vinegar. Arrange.


sautéed endives in a large silver spoon or small serving plate. Place the two. pieces of thinly sliced foie gras over the endives.   Season with four kinds of freshly ground. pepper.

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Reviews (3)
I'm not a chef, and I've always been intimidated by foie gras - so many things can go wrong. Nevertheless, I had no trouble following these directions.
, March 21, 2012
Such a fancy name for a recipe! I tried this and it was marvelous. The dish is sweet at the same time bitter and the chicory gives of a sweet and earthly aroma that really tickles your nose. The acidity of the chicory was balanced by the foie gras, really a whiz combination!
, March 10, 2012
Most of my friends don’t like eating liver, even foie gras, but when I let them try the result of making this recipe, I felt like they have changed.

The chicory changes the flavor of the foie gras if not improves it.

This recipe is nicely done, complete in details with a good video to match it.
, March 1, 2012