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Mama's Turkey Dressing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jeanie Williams
Added: Monday, January 26, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Corn bread, 9 X 12 size pan, 2-3 days old
6-8 slices stale white bread, 2-3 days old
1 stick of butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3-4 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon sage
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 quart chicken broth, or more
1-2 cups turkey or chicken meat, chopped
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Directions:
Saute chopped onion and celery in butter until transparent. While mixture cools, crumble dried breads together in a very large baking dish such as a turkey roaster. Sprinkle with pepper, salt, sage, poultry seasonings. Add chopped turkey, onion mixture, and eggs. In an effort to waste nothing, Mama used giblet meats. I use chopped turkey. Pour in the chicken broth a few cups at a time to check consistency. Mix well with a potato masher and add enough chicken broth to make the entire mixture sort of soupy and wet. It is hard to judge the amount of broth or poultry seasoning until you make it once. I judge the poultry seasoning by smell--Mama actually tasted it! When desired consistency is reached, bake covered for about one hour at 350 degrees. Remove cover and continue baking until crispy around the edges, about 30 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
25-30
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I made this dressing the first time as a teenager. Mama was sick having just been discharged from the hospital following surgery and she gave me the instructions as she lay in bed. In later years, Daddy would appear at my house before each holiday with the dried bread in a used plastic bread wrapper. Mama always sent it just to help out. I really try to duplicate how I observed her making it, though it has not always tasted the same. Every ingredient can be increased or decreased according to taste and I believe the rest of cooks in the family could make it too though they say that they cannot!

 

 

 

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