Friday, December 29, 2006
My goose is raw!
Cooking a goose on my trusty Weber kettle grill tomorrow. No one in the ER household has ever cooked, or eaten goose. Call it a wild hare -- ar ar.
The 8.5-pound fowl cost 40 bucks at a hoity-toity grocery store in OKC. Free-range goose, it is.
Yesterday, per instructions in the "New York Times Cookbook," I scalded the puppy for 1 minute in fast-boiling water, then put in the fridge, nekkid, in a big pan, for 24 to 48 hours. This, the book said, is to let the skin dry, so it'll get crispy as it cooks.
So, onto the grill it'll go over indirect heat, for about three hours. I can find no mention of basting goose; maybe it has so much oil -- a quart or more per 10 pounds -- it doesn't need basting, especially if you want the skin to be crispy.
We're gonna have salt potatoes, baked sweet taters and YankeeBeau's famous lemon steamed brocolli. Oh, and a bread stuffing with green apples and sausage (a NYT Cookbook recipe).
I told Mama ER I'd bring her some goose to eat tomorrow night and she made a "yuck" face. :-)
Suddenly, I want to read "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle."
Mama ER apparently has a leak. They drew a bunch of fluid out from around a lung for the third time today. If it doesn't stop, they're going to treat it somehow, but the doc said it won't require another surgery.
About the odd pic: It's the closest I could find to a raw goose on the 'Net! :-)
never cared much for goose, nor duck, neither. a lot of work for so little reward.
gimme flightless foul any day.
whaddya 'spose penguine tastes like? first person to say "tastes like chicken" gets popped in the gob!
ER, that's just plain nasty lookin'. I hope the real deal comes out better than that!
And I accidentally rurned the giblets! They were in the bad in the sink when I poured the scalding water out -- and I forgot they were there so I just poured the hot water right on topp of them. Grrr.
Cat. Singular. One is enough. :-)
I've had duck, but not goose. I'll be waiting to hear what you think. :)
I have the entire canon of Holmes and would be pleased to lend the story to you. I suggest however you check the tape out of the local library (the Jeremy Brett version).
This also reminds me of the final scene in The Christmas Story. Also reminds me that I never did get my Red Neck point I earned a while back.
So then I tried "naked goose".
So I did it one more time and put in the red neck version, "neked goose". It kicked me over to "necked goose" in which all entries were proceeded with the word "long".
Never did find that picture.