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christmas goose on the egg

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Have just recieved a goose for xmas any ideas as how to adress this bird?[p]Egglett


  • MeinbmwMeinbmw Posts: 157
    How about .... "Hello bird"[p]Ducking for cover in Minnesota ........
  • egglett,
    My BIL did one New Years day. He brined his and cooked it in the oven. I would think the Mad Max Turkey method would work.[p]Mike

  • irishrogirishrog Posts: 375
    I cooked one a few years ago on a turkey cone, which I set in a stainless steel bowl to catch the fats.
    If you have never cooked goose be ready for a large amount of fat which if not collected will drip onto the coals and cause problems as it burns off. Prod the skin of the goose with a fork, but be careful not to go through to the meat. As the fat renders it will run out of the skin and into your collection bowl. Use this fat later for roasting potatoes, in Ireland it is traditional (but not very healthy) to roast potatoes in goose fat, because it takes high heat, and imparts great flavour. Boil the peeled potatoes for 3 or 4 minutes and then toss into very hot goose fat in a roasting tin, and roast in an oven or the egg for up to 1 hour depending on size.
    To go back to the goose, it goes very well with homemade apple sauce, and potato stuffing. Chunks of apple pushed into the cavity before cooking also impart great flavour.
    I cooked a goose for the open catagory of a competition a few years ago and scored second place in the competition. Goose is a lovely meal, but it is important to release as much fat as possible as you cook the meat, and believe me if this is your first goose, you will be amased by the amount of fat which is released.
    P.S. goose grease is also a good cure for stiff joints and back ache. Just rub it into the the sore area and you will get great relief, another Irish remedy to a common problem.

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