Turkey Stuffing
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 9
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • 1/4 cup of Canola Oil plus 2 tablespoons to oil the pan
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the dried bread, celery, onion, sage, salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine butter, turkey drippings, stock and gentle stir into the bread mixture. You want all the bread to be moist but still leaving some of the cubes intact.
  4. Next, add the beaten eggs to the stuffing mixture and fold the mixture together.
  5. Liberally spray a 9" X 13" dish with cooking spray, then add the stuffing mixture.
  6. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes, until golden brown on top but still moist in the center.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe works best if you thoroughly dry out all the bread for at least 24-48 hours before cooking. Cut the bread into 11/2 inch cubes and place on baking sheets on the counter until completely dry, firm and crunchy. If you need to speed things up you can dry the bread on cookie sheets in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes as long as you keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn. You can use more turkey stock (or drippings from the roasted turkey) in place of the chicken stock if preferred. I buy my Asiago focaccia bread at Panera Bread.