Roast Goose with Mushroom-Sour Cream Gravy
1 (6 to 8 pound) wild goose, giblets reserved
Garlic salt, to taste
Paprika, to taste
1 carrot, chopped
1 1/2 celery ribs, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms
Wipe goose as dry as possible inside and out with paper towels. Season with garlic salt and paprika.
Put on a rack in a shallow baking pan and roast, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 1 hour, or until goose is browned and fat is rendered. Pour off liquid fat, reserving 3 tablespoons.
Meanwhile, simmer goose giblets, neck and wing tips in water to cover with carrot, celery and 1 teaspoon salt.
In reserved 3 tablespoons of goose fat cook the onion soft and yellow; stir in 2 tablespoons of the flour, then blend in liquid from the giblets. If necessary, add water to make 1 cup.
Stir remaining 2 tablespoons flour into sour cream and then blend into gravy; season with remaining salt, or to taste.
Put goose back in roaster and pour gravy and mushrooms over it. Cover roaster and roast for another 2 hours.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings