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Traditional side dishes to go with a Christmas goose

spaetzle Dec 16, 2007 02:15 PM

Besides red cabbage and dumplings, do you have any recipes for side dishes that are traditionally served with goose at Christmas?

Thanks for any of your suggestions;)

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  1. stellamystar RE: spaetzle Dec 16, 2007 03:47 PM

    Popovers! No recipe, but Ina Garten's looked good. Check out food network dot com.

    Not sure about tradition, but a buttery wild rice with almonds with be tasty

    1. littlegreenpea RE: spaetzle Dec 16, 2007 05:19 PM

      Sounds delicious. Not sure it needs much else, but if you add anything keep it simple. Perhaps roasted carrots? They might add a nice color too. Potato salad would go nicely with the meal, but might be a little starchy with the dumplings.

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        drgreg RE: spaetzle Dec 17, 2007 09:01 PM

        Potatoes roasted in goose fat... or duck fat if it's too hard to find.

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          eggimedusa RE: spaetzle Dec 17, 2007 10:25 PM

          last year i tried a pear shallot confit in a balsamic reduction. it was amazing, and a great compliment to the rich goose, which is my new favorite xmas dinner.

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