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Smarter Roast Goose

with Mashed Potato and Pumpkin
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Smarter Roast Goose

Smarter Roast Goose - Long, slow cooking yields incredibly moist and tender goose

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Health Score:
7,7 / 10
1 hr
ready in 6 h.
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Nutritional values

Not a calorie-lightweight - but still: Due to the way it is cooked, about 1 litre of pure goose fat roasts out and can then be removed. In addition, the low-fat side dish here defuses the otherwise so opulent Christmas meal.

When buying a goose, you may want to do the pressure test: If the skin feels flabby and looks very pale, the bird has too much fat and too little taste due to fast fattening. Sniffing can also provide information about the quality: A fresh goose smells typical and intense, but never strong.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie863 kcal(41 %)
Protein66 g(67 %)
Fat46 g(40 %)
Carbohydrates37 g(25 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.9 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.7 mg(64 %)
Niacin22 mg(183 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate48 μg(16 %)
Pantothenic acid1.9 mg(32 %)
Biotin16.2 μg(36 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C30 mg(32 %)
Potassium1,528 mg(38 %)
Calcium121 mg(12 %)
Magnesium95 mg(32 %)
Iron5 mg(33 %)
Iodine17 μg(9 %)
Zinc2.9 mg(36 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.8 g
Uric acid433 mg
Cholesterol117 mg
Development of this recipe:


Goose (about 4.5 kg)
2 ⅕ pounds
1 pound
6 sprigs
2 pints
1 ½ pounds
small Hokkaido pumpkin (about 800 grams)
½ cup
3 teaspoons

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Bowl, 1 Toothpick, 1 Kitchen twine, 1 large Roasting pan, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Carving fork, 1 Ladle, 1 Peeler, 1 Large knife, 1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Baking sheet, 1 Small pot, 1 Potato masher, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Fat separator, 1 Pot, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Cup, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Paper towel, 1 Poultry shears

Preparation steps

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 1

Trim fat from goose. Rinse goose, pat dry and season inside and out with salt and pepper.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 2

Peel apples, quarter, core and cut into small dice. Peel and dice the onions.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 3

Rinse marjoram, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and mix in a bowl with apple and onion. Stuff miture into cavity of goose, then seal opening with 3-4 toothpicks and tie with kitchen twine.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 4

Set goose with the breast side down in a large roasting pan and pour in 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) of chicken stock. Bake on lowest rack of preheated oven at 150°C (fan: not suitablec gas: mark 1-2) (approximately 300°F) for about 5 hours. Repeatedly pierce the skin with a meat fork, especially around the legs and breast to allow the juices to drip in to pan. Baste the goose often with the juices and gradually add the remaining stock to keep the pan from becoming too dry.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 5

When goose is almost finished cooking, peel and chop the potatoes. Rinse pumpkin, quarter, core and dice. Bring both to a boil in a big pot of salted water and cook, covered, on medium heat for about 20 minutes.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 6

Remove the goose from the roasting pan and place on a baking sheet, breast side down. Roast on bottom rack of preheated oven at 225°C (fan: not suitable, gas: mark 4)(approximately 425°F) for about 10 minutes, then turn breast side up and cook until browned and crispy, about 10 minutes.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 7

Heat the milk in a small pot. Drain the potatoes and pumpkin and mash coarsely with a potato masher. Stir in the hot milk and season with salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 8

Pour the pan juices from the roasting pan into a fat separator. Pour off the defatted juices into a pot and bring to a boil. 

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 9

Mix cornstarch with a little cold water, stir into the pan juices and bring to a boil again. Season gravy with salt and pepper.

Smarter Roast Goose preparation step 10

Carve the goose or serve whole with stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin and the pan gravy.