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Monday, November 5, 2012

South Your Mouth's Mama's Dressing

So have you guys stopped by South Your Mouth yet?  If you haven't, you are missing out - she just celebrated her 1 year blog-o-versary and wow what a year it was!

The dressing I made yesterday was based on her Mama's Dressing.  It was the best dressing I've had since my MaMaw's.  

 Corn Bread Stuffing
What's In It:
1 14oz bag stuffing mix (I used the seasoned country style)
1 large pan cornbread, cooled*
12 T butter, divided
1/2 c celery, finely chopped
1 lrg onion, chopped
1/2 t sage
1 t poultry seasoning
1 1/2 t salt (or to taste, I used homemade broth that had no salt, so I needed a little more)
1/2 t pepper (or to taste)
5 c chicken broth
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

What To Do With It:
I cooked the corn bread the day before and left it on the counter covered with a towel overnight so it could be kind of "stale".  Crumble cornbread into a large bowl and add stuffing mix.
Melt 4 T butter in a large pan and saute onions and celery with seasonings.  I like to cook the seasonings into the veggies, but you can also wait and add the seasonings when you mix everything together in a bit.
Combine broth, eggs, veggies (and your seasonings) with the bread mixture.
Give it a taste and see what you think.  Does it have enough sage or poultry seasoning?  If you are using homemade broth, you are probably all set.  If you're using store bought, you might need something extra.

Pour into a 9x13 pan.  I didn't read that I should grease it until it was already in the pan...oops.  It didn't stick though.  Melt the remaining 8 T butter and pour over the stuffing.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.  I was afraid it would dry out (I like a pretty moist stuffing) so I put some tin foil over the top and baked it 45 min and then turned up the oven to 375 and took the tin foil off for 15 minutes.  The top was lightly toasted and the stuffing was nice and moist!

*I used 1 1/2 pans of the following recipe:
Corn Bread
2 c self rising corn meal
1 egg
4 T crisco
1 1/2 c buttermilk
1 T sugar (but don't tell anyone)

Combine and bake in a greased 10 1/2" cast iron skillet @ 450 degrees F for 30 min

On behalf of the entire Z-Squad....Thank you South Your Mouth!!!

That's it for recipes today, stop by tomorrow to hear how the jarrahdale mashed potatoes went!

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