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Buttermilk Cornbread dressing

ray g | Dec 6, 201101:23 AM

I don't like dressing made out of bread crumbs. IMHO It taste like baked bread with mirepoix in it. Here is a cornbread dressing recipe my mom gave my. Her dressing was know at church & other family gatherings.

Here's what you'll need:

2 cups of self-rising cornmeal
1/3 cup of butter or vegetable oil (or bacon grease if you have it) BUTTER is the best!
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cup of buttermilkmilk maybe 2 depends on the weather. If stiill gummy make it 2 cups Should pour but not watery.
1/2 cup allpurpose flour

Here's what you need to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with either shortening or bacon grease and place in the oven.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into your preheated 9-inch cast iron skillet (if you don't have one, you can use a glass pie pan but you don't need to preheat it).

Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Put under broiler to brown if needed.

If you like your cornbread sweet, add 2/3 cup of white sugar to the batter.

You can make cornbread a day ahead it will be even tastier.
Now for the dressing

Here's what you are going to need for the dressing

5 cups cornbread, crumbled
4 cups homemade chicken broth or 2 cans chicken broth (13-3/4 ounce) Reduce to 4 cups to concentrate flavor
1 large onion, diced fine
3 ribs celery, diced fine
1/2 large green pepper diced fine
3 eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1 Tablespoon dried sage
At this point I actually get a spoonful and taste it & adjust seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste (Remember everything gets stronger as it cooks. )

Here's what you need to do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Put all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well. Mixture will be a little soupy but that's okay, it will firm up when baking. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for 40 to 50 minutes till toothpick comes clean when poked in the middle of dressing. should be firm not dry. Need to make a good giblet gravy to go with for sopping. LOL With this recipe you can add all sorts of things to change flavor .Chicken dressing ,Oyster dressing use your imagination. Have fun

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