Roast Leg of Kid in Dark Beer

Roast Kid Leg (Goat)
Zickleinkeule in Altbier
Course Entree
Cuisine North Rhine Westphalia
Keyword Altbier, Goat, Goat leg, Kid
Region North Rhine Westphalia


  • 3-1/4 lb leg of kid (goat) on the bone (1.5 kg)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 9 oz onions roughly diced, 250 g
  • 9 oz tomatoes diced, 250 g
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups dark beer 500 ml
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves


  • Rub the leg of goat generously with salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a roasting pan, and sear the leg of young goat in it until well browned all over, then take it out of the pan.
  • Sautee the onions in the pan juices, add the diced tomatoes and thyme, then place the leg of goat on top.
  • Pour 1 cup of beer over the leg, then roast in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 1-1/2 hours. Baste with the remaining beer during this time. Take the leg out of the roasting pan and keep it warm.
  • Strain the pan juices, and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until slightly reduced, then season to taste with thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Serve with mashed turnip or red cabbage with apples, and potatoes boiled in their skins.
Adapted from Culinaria Germany

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