Roast Goose with Dumplings

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By Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott

Published 2004

  • About

This is a Hungarian recipe, I used to go every year to the Gay Hussar in Soho, London, to eat pike, wild cherry soup and roast goose, indeed it was the last meal I shared with my mother before her death. Lake Balikon is black with wildfowl during the autumn migration and much goose is consumed.


  • 4 ounces bacon, finely chopped (about cup)
  • 4 ounces lard</


Preheat the oven to 500°F, or as high as it will go.

In a large flameproof roasting pan, cook the bacon gently, then add the lard and melt. Add the vegetables and garlic and cook gently for a few minutes. Put the goose on top of the vegetables and