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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sausage Dressing

I made this today as an alternative to stove top stuffing. It was actually pretty good. I used regular bread and made homemade croutons and used that instead of buying croutons.

3 ½ cups dry bread cubes (I made my own)

1 cup cracker crumbs

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup white wine

1 large onion, chopped

1 1/2 cups chicken or turkey broth

Sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)

2lbs ground hot Italian sausage

4 cloves garlic, finely minced

3 sage leaves, finely minced

2 eggs

1 stick butter, unsalted

Brown the Italian sausage in a pot. Add the celery, onion and garlic and sauté till cooked. Add the bread cubes in phases. Pour just enough broth to wet and incorporate into the sausage mixture. Add a shot of white wine. Continue incorporating the bread cubes and bread crumbs, and the broth into the mixture until you have used up the bread. Add the butter and incorporate into the mixture. Stir until everything is cooked. Stuff into the turkey and cook.