Friday, August 19, 2011

BESSIE'S SOUTHERN CORNBREAD DRESSING

Please don't send me messages asking about chicken fat. I have no idea what that is. Anyone? I hate chicken so I am not familiar with chicken fat. I thought at first it might be chicken stock but then realized that is not it. I got this recipe from an old homemaker's magazine my mother had when I was a child many, many moons ago!

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chicken fat
4 cups dry corn bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 egg
1 cup chicken stock

Cook the onion and celery in fat until soft. Add with seasonings to crumbs. Beat egg and add to chicken stock. Pour over the crumbs. Mix thoroughly. This is enough for 8 to 10 pound turkey or 2 roasting hens.

2 comments:

Richmonde said...

You boil a chicken and get chicken soup - you leave it to cool, then you skim the fat off the soup (I think).

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

That makes sense to me. Thanks, Richmonde!