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Roast Turkey With Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Stuffing


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Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large yellow onion (chopped)
5 cups crumbled corn bread
5 cups toasted fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
1 fresh or frozen and thawed turkey (12 pounds)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


In a medium-size saucepan,melt the butter over moderate heat.


Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender.


Remove from the heat.


In a very large bowl,combine the corn bread, bread crumbs, baking powder, poultry seasoning, and pepper.


Stir in the onion mixture.


In a small bowl,whisk together broth and egg.


Stir into the corn bread mixture.


Toss to coat well.


Preheat oven to 325°.


Rinse turkey, drain and pat dry.


Remove neck and giblets; set aside to make the Giblet Gravy.


Stuff and tie turkey.


Place, breast-side- up, on a rack in a large roasting pan.


Brush with oil.


Insert roasting thermometer in turkey thigh without touching bone.


Spoon remaining stuffing into a lightly greased 2-quart


casserole; cover and refrigerate.


Roast turkey for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until


thermometer registers 180°, basting often and covering with


foil to preventoverbrowning if necessary.


Bake the covered casserole of stuffing alongside turkey during


the last 30 minutes of roasting,adding an additional 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken broth if stuffing is dry. Let turkey stand for


15 to 20 minutes before carving.


Meanwhile, cook neck and giblets for giblet gravy.


Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings from roast turkey for gibletgravy. Prepare gravy.


Carve turkey, discarding skin.


Serve turkey and dressing with gravy


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