Zell's Cornbread Dressing
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation-------- ------------ -------------------------
1 whole recipe cornbread
1 whole recipe biscuits
2 stalks celery -- diced
1/2 to 1 onion -- diced
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon thyme
2 whole eggs -- beaten
chicken or turkey broth -- enough to make mixture soupy
salt and pepper -- to taste
When I am making this recipe for my family I make an 8 x 8 square pan each of cornbread and homemade biscuits. I then use 1/2 the pan of cornbread and 8-9 large biscuits. These I crumble fine and mix together adding one or the other until I am pleased with the ratio of cornbread to biscuits. Grandma Zell would adapt her recipe by how many of the family were there. If she was short on biscuits because we all ate them for breakfast she'd use light bread, buns or whatever she had on hand, but her bread of choice was biscuits.
I often will mix all the dry ingredients celery and onions together and then freeze them in smaller serving portions for a homemade version of stove top stuffing. Dehydrated onions and celery work well for this recipe.
On the day I am going to cook it I will beat the eggs into the cooled broth so they will mix into the dry ingredients well. Then I add enough broth to make a soupy mixture of however much of the stuffing mix I am using.
I spray the cooking pan with cooking spray and then add the soupy dressing mixture. For the 3 of us I generally use an 8 x 8 square pan. The whole recipe will make a 9 x 13.
Depending on how much dressing I put in the pan it will need to cook in a 350 oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I start it out covered with foil to prevent excessive browning. You want to cook it until the center is set and the edges are browning.
OTHER USES FOR THIS MIXTURE
I often use the dry/celery/onion mixture as a coating mix for chicken, pork chops, turkey pieces, beef, vegetables. Simply coat your meat pieces with either a milk/egg wash, or Miracle Whip or mayonaise. and then cook until done, just as you would with Shake 'n Bake
"Measurements are iffy on this, I'v entered it the way I received it from my husband's grandmother. It's a holiday must for the family."- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 187 Calories; 10g Fat (49.5% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 424mg Cholesterol; 212mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
NOTES : This dressing is good to add pork, turkey or chicken pieces either mixed in or baked laying on top of the mixture to make a full meal.