The holidays are coming up and it's time to cook the traditional turkey. Watching a video on yoo toob this morning was fun, but I was amazed that the young mother bought a box of stuffing and said she wanted to learn how to make stuffing herself. When I started to make stuffing there was no pre made boxed item on the shelf. If you wanted stuffing, you made it. ( It's only been about 30 years since all the pre made items came to the local grocery store. Even though I'm letting you know how old I am, I'm not ancient -yet!)
Here's a basic recipe for turkey stuffing. I use broth in it. I make the broth out of the neck, water, salt and pepper, celery and onions before I cook the turkey.
Turkey Stuffing / Basic Recipe
One loaf of white bread. The store brand sandwich will work fine here. Any other loaf will work too, but remember some of the darker breads have a distinct flavor of their own.
One teaspoon (t) salt
Half t. pepper
1/4 t. Italian seasoning or poultry seasoning
One tablespoon (T.) parsley
One chopped medium onion (small size chops)
2 sticks chopped celery ( small chops)
One stick of butter, cut in small pieces
1/2 to 1 cup (C.) broth
Break the bread up in small pieces in a large bowl or pan. They don't have to be uniform. You can tear the bread or cut it with a knife. Either way will work fine. Add the celery, onions, and spices and mix with (clean) hands. Add the butter and beaten eggs and mix again. Add broth and give it a final mixing with a large spoon. (The broth will be hot.)
Loosely stuff the turkey with the stuffing mix and cook the turkey according to manufacturer's directions.
If you like a heavier seasoned mix, feel free to experiment. Or maybe you love onions. Add more. The final product is up to your likes.
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