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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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    eggimedusa 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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      drgreg Dec 17, 2007 09:01 PM

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

      1. littlegreenpea 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.

        1. stellamystar 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

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