Sauce for Goose – my Chef Recipe with Cooking Video

In this article, I present the sauce recipe for goose. Here I show you both the classic goose sauce and some quick variations as orange sauce.

Maybe the roast goose is already in your oven and now you need some ideas for the sauce? Then you’ve come to the right place.

I wish you good luck and look forward to comments and cooking questions at the bottom of the page! Please feel free to share this post with your friends 🙂 Thank you! 

Christmas goose prepared crispy with dumplings, red cabbage and gravy I show you in another post. © Foodphotographer Thomas Sixt

1. Preparing the sauce for the goose, Chef’s tips

The typical goose sauce is totally easy and I would really like to invite you to cook it yourself in star chef quality:

  • Remove the goose and the meat from the carcasses (bones).
  • Allow the goose bones to cool and chop them…
  • Remove the roast residue from the baking tray and the cooked giblets and neck…
  • Place in a large pot with the goose bones.
  • Add the apple and onion stuffing.
  • Fill up with veal stock homemade or from a jar or chicken stock cold.
  • Slowly bring the gravy to the boil…
  • Now simmer gently for 3-4 hours.
  • Strain the sauce through a fine hair sieve and reduce.
  • Thicken with potato or cornflour.
  • Mix with butter and serve.

Cooking goose sauce from goose bones and giblets is what the star chefs do. Hans Haas from the Tantris tastes the sauce with apple juice and binds it with freshly grated potato.

Preparation tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Goose bones and drippings in the pot for goose gravy. © Thomas Sixt

2. Recipe classic sauce for goose

This goose sauce is sure to succeed and tastes great, below are the step by step instructions.

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5 from 17 votes
5 from 17 votes
Sauce for Goose
Goose sauce recipe with cooking video instructions, cooked, filmed, photographed and written up by Chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Classic Sauces, Poultry
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes, Poultry
Servings: 4
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Roast goose sauce
  • Stuffing the goose Apple and onions from the roasted goose
  • chopped, cooked goose bones from the carved goose
  • giblets and neck of the goose
  • gravy from the baking tray and dark goose fat
  • 500 ml veal stock jar or home cooked
  • 500-1000 ml chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1-2 pc potatoes raw for finely grating and binding the goose sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 60 g cold butter
  • Put the stuffing from the cooked roast goose, the removed goose bones and the drippings and roast residue from the tray into a saucepan.
  • Cover the bones and roast residue with cold veal stock and broth when cold. Slowly bring the stock to the boil, then leave to simmer gently for 3-4 hours.
  • Strain the sauce through a fine hair sieve or a hair tip sieve and bring to the boil again.
  • You can degrease (deglaze) the sauce in two ways: Either let the sauce get cold and remove the fat or remove the fat from the warm, no longer boiling sauce with a ladle. Then boil down (reduce) the sauce to the desired flavour strength.
  • Thicken the sauce with cornflour: To do this, mix cornflour in cold water, bring the sauce to the boil, slowly add the starch water, continue to boil and keep adding starch water until the desired binding of the sauce is achieved.
  • Bind the sauce with potato: Finely grate a potato, bring the sauce to the boil, add grated potato and bring to the boil, continue adding potato until the desired binding of the sauce appears.
  • Mix the sauce with cold butter shortly before serving and serve with the roast goose.
I have dedicated an extra article to the Christmas goose, with instructions on how to make dumplings and red cabbage. 
The roast goose describes the preparation of roast poultry step by step.

3. Calories (kcal) and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Sauce for Goose
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 1224
% Daily Value*
Fat 136g209%
Saturated Fat 55g344%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 55g
Cholesterol 528mg176%
Sodium 4100mg178%
Potassium 2199mg63%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 117g234%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Tip for a quick goose sauce with oranges

Your schedule doesn’t allow for long sauce cooking? Then I have a second variation for you: Goose sauce with oranges… It’s quick and a classic of French cuisine.

  • Put the dark roast residue from the baking tray and some goose fat into a pot.
  • Prepare orange fillets and squeeze the juice from the oranges.
  • Add the orange juice to the pot, supplement with chicken stock if necessary.
  • Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper.
  • Bring to the boil, thicken with cornflour dissolved in cold water.
  • Bring to the boil and leave to infuse, strain through a fine hair sieve.
  • Season to taste with thyme.
  • Allow the sauce to boil further and blend with butter.
  • Add the orange fillets to the sauce shortly before serving.

Orange sauce is quick to make and tastes delicious!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Duck and goose tastes great with a refreshing orange sauce. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

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