We always have "dressing" at Thanksgiving and we bake it separately in a roasting pan. We do not stuff the turkey with it, however, I don't see why you couldn't if you wanted to. This dressing is unique because it calls for 1/2 cornbread and 1/2 buttermilk biscuits. No white bread. This is good ol' Southern dressing. This is the basic recipe. It's hard to give a specific recipe for dressing because everyone has a different idea of what they are looking for. I will tell you that this dressing is moist but not soggy and it has a taste that's out of this world! Enjoy!
6 cups crumbled corn bread (recipe to follow)
4 cups crumbled biscuits (Julie's favorite biscuits)
4 cups chicken stock
1 & 1/2 c. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. rubbed sage
4 c. additional chicken stock
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. butter
*Thanks Misty, I forgot the boiled eggs (we add 2 or 3 chopped up fine)
Combine the corn bread and crumbs in a large bowl. Set aside. Cook the onions in 4 cups of chicken stock until the onions are tender; let cool slightly and pour onto the crumb mixture. Add the seasonings, mixing well. Using the additional stock, moisten the crumb mixture, making sure the dressing is moist, not wet. Place the dressing in a greased baking dish and pour the beaten eggs and butter on top of the dressing, stirring only slightly, letting most of the liquid remain near the top. Bake uncovered in a low oven (325 degrees) until crisp about 1 hour. Serves 10-12
*Edited: Thank You, Misty, I can't believe I forgot the boiled eggs! The beaten eggs are to help it hold together better, but it is not good dressing without the boiled eggs! I CAN"T believe I forgot about them! :o)
1/4 c. bacon drippings (or if you must, use veg.oil)
2 c. cornmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. buttermilk
Heat oven to hot (425) Put the drippings in a cast iron skillet and place in the oven to heat.
Meanwhile, combine the dry ingredients; mixing well. Add the beaten eggs and buttermilk. Stir until smooth.
Take the skillet with the hot drippings out of the oven. Pour the hot drippings into the batter and mix well. Pour the batter back into the hot skillet and bake until golden brown. (about 25 minutes)
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