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Thanksgiving Turkey Dressing Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 loaves really cheap white bread
1 bag of onion & sage seasoned stuffing mix
1 large onion, diced
5-6 ribs of celery, diced
3-4 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb butter (not margarine)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
Ground sage to taste (use a fresh bottle)

Directions:
Directions:
Two days before put bread out on a cookie sheet and dry it out. It should be hard.

Cook the neck and giblets from the turkey in water. Simmer 3-4 hours on very low heat. You will need about 2 cups of liquid when finished. Save liver and neck.

Break up the bread into a large deep pan. Pour in giblet liquid stir and let stand for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter and add the onion, celery and garlic. Saute until soft and transparent. Add to bread mixture. Stir. Add eggs.

Chop liver from giblet mixture so fine no one can find it in the mixture and add it. Pull the meat from the neck and add it. Add salt and sage. Mix very well. Mixture should be mushy. If too dry add a little milk or some chicken broth.

Refrigerate until you are ready to cook turkey the next day. Stuff neck and leg cavities with the dressing and tie bird securely. I sew the neck skin over the dressing. Bake the turkey immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends on how much everyone eats, but lots
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my version of my mother's dressing. Her's was a little bland so I do my own thing. It may not taste like mine totally as I use the sniff test for the sage (when it smells right, it is right).

 

 

 

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