Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodbye / Hello

Good Bye Stovetop! Hello Homemade! This is the first time I will be making dressing from scratch. There are still a few things I need to learn how to make and this one will be able to come off the list!
Basic Herb Stuffing Recipe
Photo: Con Poulos/Woman's Day
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 10
Recipe Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1 small loaf country bread (about 1 lb), cut into 1/2-in. pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/4-in. pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4-in. pieces
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Recipe Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Oil a 3-qt casserole dish. Place the bread on a rimmed baking sheet and toast until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until very tender and beginning to turn golden, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the parsley and thyme.
  4. Transfer the vegetable mixture to the bowl and toss with the bread. Fold in the beaten eggs. Transfer to the prepared baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.



Phelan said...

Homemade stuffing is great. I make an apple bacon one for our turkey day. Good luck!

Yart said...

Thanks I think I'm going to need all the luck I can get! LOL!

SkippyMom said...

Oh I am so happy you are going to homemade - it is so easy [foolproof actually] much, much cheaper and the sodium in Stove Top is off the hook. Even when I could eat as much salt as I wanted I couldn't eat it because it was like kissing a salt lick.

Your recipe sounds great. I hope it is delicious as it sounds.

Our "star" of the show is our oyster stuffing/dressing - I learned to make it eons ago from my Grandma and now everyone comes to me to get their "fix". Thank goodness I taught my hubs and kids to make it - after 25 years I am a little tired of it. heehee

Can't wait to hear how wonderful yours is.