3-4 loaves of white bread (or 5 if you like leftovers)

water

chicken broth

insides of the turkey

2 bunches of celery

1 or 2 onions

2 Tablespoon butter

1/2 tsp. sage

oysters (optional)

mushrooms (option)

 

The night before you want to eat the stuffing, break the bread into small

pieces (about 1 inch squares) into 2 huge bowls or pots. Let the bread sit

overnight to dry out. The next day, after you remove the insides of

turkey, boil them in water in 2/3 qt. sauce pan until cooked (about 20/30

minutes). Remove insides for later use or discard. Keep water and put

aside.

 

Preheat oven to 350F. Chop onion and celery and place into

food processor until minced. Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in large

saucepan. Saute onion and celery until heated through. Do not brown!

(Saute mushrooms also at this time if wanted). Depending on how much

stuffing you want and how much celery and onion you’ve chopped, you may have

to saute the onion and celery in two parts. Once cooked, pour the

onion/celery mixture directly over the dried out bread. Pour 1/2 tsp. sage

over bread/onion/celery mixture. Then take your reserved water and pour

slowly over bread. The bread will shrink as you do this. Be careful not to

pour too much water in. Mix thoroughly and smell/taste for perfect

stuffing. 12.If you need more liquid, open a can of chicken broth and pour

over bread. If you need more spice, add more sage. If you are using

oysters, add them now. Once stuffing is of a consistency that it will

stick together and does not look too dry, do not add more liquid. Either

stuff in turkey to be baked in oven, or put in 9 x 13 pan. If using

oysters, it is recommended that you bake the stuffing in a pan so as to

ensure the oysters will be cooked through. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45

minutes to an hour. You want the stuffing to have a nice brown crust on top.

 

P.S. If you are cooking the stuffing in a pan and not inside the turkey, try

stuffing the turkey with small apples. It smells wonderful and the apples

have a great flavor when you take them out.