Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Aunt Tillie's Recipe for Dressing
Hey y'all ! Kim Smith sent me over to here to give y'all one of my recipes. You know I have an old South style restaurant in her book, Avenging Angel, A Shannon Wallace Mystery, right? Well, I do. Shannon Wallace is my darling niece, daughter to my late brother, God rest his soul.
Anyway, here's my recipe for good old hot cornbread dressing. This ain't for stuffing y'all, this is for eating!
Corn Bread Dressing
6 cups crumbled corn bread
2 cups white bread crumbs (yes, you can use the heels)
8 cups canned chicken broth (or make your own)
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
4 eggs, beaten
1 stick of butter or margarine
Sauté onions and celery in melted butter until tender. Mix salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning with stock. Mix in corn bread, bread crumbs, onions and celery. Cover tightly and refrigerate for several hours or over night.(I have left it out and it didn't hurt nothing)
Remove from refrigerator stir in beaten eggs. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. (Top with pats of butter for a richer dressing.) Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve hot.
I hope y'all will get Kim's book. It's at http://www.redrosepublishing.com and it's GOOOOOD!!!