Roast Green Goose or Gosling

Preparation info
  • 5–6

    • Difficulty


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By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About

Geese are called green until about 4 months old—they are not stuffed usually.


  • 1 green goose
  • 2 oz. butter
  • salt and pepper


Prepare the goose, mix together the butter, salt and pepper, and place this in the body. Truss the bird, and cook in a moderate oven (350°–375° F., Gas 4–5) for about 1 hr., basting with fat if necessary. Dish the bird. Garnish with the watercress.

Brown gravy and gooseberry jelly, or gooseberry sauce may be served, if desired.