Roasting duck without a roasting pan/rack
I'm planning on roasting a whole duck (2.4 kg/5.3 lb) but I don't have a roasting pan/rack. I was thinking of placing the bird on a bed of root vegetables to keep the underside from stewing/burning in it's own fat. I only have a small and shallow baking dish (perhaps 2 inch deep). I have two questions:
1.) will the fat overflow my baking dish? I know ducks have quite a bit of fat and I'm planning on piercing the skin to allow the fat to escape.
2.) will the root vegetables be edible? Or will they just be fat-sodden mush?
Thanks in advance for your input!