Louisiana Corn Bread Dressing

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cornbread
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, slightly toasted
  • 2 cups celery, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shallots with tops, cut fine
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  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 tsp. sage (opt.)
  • giblets
  • 1/2 cup parsley, minced

Directions

Simmer gizzard, heart and neck in a quart of water until tender. Add liver and cook a few minutes more until done. Cut all meat fine for dressing. Saute' celery, onion and shallots in butter until done but not brown; add seasonings, more or less than amounts suggested to suit individual taste. Soak the toasted bread in cold water; squeeze dry and mix well with the crumbled cornbread. Combine with sauteed seasonings, parsley, minced giblets and sufficient water from the giblets to make a moist dressing. Stuff turkey; allow about 1 cup of stuffing for each pound of turkey.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

This must be a North Louisiana dish, because I grew up in South Louisiana and never had anything like it. It does sound good, though.

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November 21, 20070 found this helpful

Never heard of this recipe for dressing and I was born and raised in northern and central Louisiana. It would be a bit bland for our tastes, I'm afraid. Not trying to be mean here, but I do like my dressing.

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