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Goose sadness

by Dale Williams » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:40 pm

Betsy got some nice fat from a goose roasted on top of carrots, turnips, and parsnips.
Then...
My post-Christmas tasks included (A) goose stock, and (B) rendering the fat that wasn't roasted (pope's nose and other trimming).
A proceeded well, no issues, easy with pressure cooker and got several quarts.
B- I cut up, then used shears to make little bits, rendered in water, then slow cooked till really clear. Probably about a pint (lots less than the roasted, but this is the primo pure fat). Went to basement to get a mason jar. Heard Betsy arrive from an errand, then a scream of dismay. I had strained into a yellow bowl in sink. When she came into kitchen she thought it was a rinsed bowl and dumped contents to put in dishwasher. Realized what it was as it hit drain. Sad......
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Re: Goose sadness

by Jenise » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:04 pm

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

But I can match that: when cooking the whole New York prime roasts for our neighborhood wine club Christmas dinner which we had to do in two batches of two 15 pound roasts per, Bob was pulling Batch #1 from the oven and tipped the pan onto his foot. He was wearing wool socks and Croc clogs, so the sizzling grease ran into the shoe which, along with the sock, held the grease on his skin long enough to induce severe second degree burns. The dinner itself was a mere few hours away, so the hospital visit had to wait until the next day.
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Re: Goose sadness

by Barb Downunder » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:48 am

Dale Williams wrote:Betsy got some nice fat from a goose roasted on top of carrots, turnips, and parsnips.
Then...
My post-Christmas tasks included (A) goose stock, and (B) rendering the fat that wasn't roasted (pope's nose and other trimming).
A proceeded well, no issues, easy with pressure cooker and got several quarts.
B- I cut up, then used shears to make little bits, rendered in water, then slow cooked till really clear. Probably about a pint (lots less than the roasted, but this is the primo pure fat). Went to basement to get a mason jar. Heard Betsy arrive from an errand, then a scream of dismay. I had strained into a yellow bowl in sink. When she came into kitchen she thought it was a rinsed bowl and dumped contents to put in dishwasher. Realized what it was as it hit drain. Sad......


Oh Dale, that is indeed sad. Poor Betsy.

I’ve just bought a goose for our Christmas in July (easier to source at real Christmas time, although still tricky, not at all common here)
and would love some advice on cooking the beast as I’ve never done one before.
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Re: Goose sadness

by Mike Filigenzi » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am

Wow - that is sad, Dale. I hope the drain didn't clog, anyway.

And Jenise - poor Bob! Nothing like severe pain to put a dent in a Christmas dinner.
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Re: Goose sadness

by Dale Williams » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:35 pm

Ouch, Bob's story is worse than mine!

Barb, Betsy did the cooking, so no advice, but this is recipe she used and I liked a lot
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/766 ... rs-and-bra
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Re: Goose sadness

by Jeff Grossman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:36 pm

I posted my favorite goose recipe in the duck thread: http://forums.wineloverspage.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60438#p466259
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Re: Goose sadness

by Bill Spohn » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:24 am

Love goose fat.

Used the duck fat we got to cook potato wedges.

Also keep all the excess fat that comes off seared foie gras to make an omelet in!
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Re: Goose sadness

by wnissen » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Dale,

Me too! My mother roasted a goose in a covered roasting pan. I used the drippings to make sauce (essential as they cook
without salt, so you need a watery liquid that can be salted and carry it to the interior of the meat). The half liter of
rendered fat I put in a jar. But then I forgot to pack it on our trip home, so now it's my sister's. At least someone gets to
enjoy it.

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