Cooking Louisiana - Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing, a favorite side for the holiday feast! Cornbread dressing is almost a meal in one. This is an old cornbread dressing recipe handed down over the years in South Louisiana. 

Cornbread Dressing

Ingredients:

1 box Ballard Cornbread Mix 
1 lg. fryer or hen
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup of chopped green onions
1 stick butter
1 tsp. sage
teaspoon poultry seasoning
You can add turkey broth if baking a turkey, or use a little water.

Instruction:

Bake cornbread according to directions

Boil hen or fryer & de-bone, save the water.

Boil vegetables and butter in water, cook until tender and drain

In a bowl, crumble cornbread, add de-boned chicken or hen and vegetable mix.

Add sage, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.

Pour in baking pan and bake at 350F degrees until firm and brown.

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Cream Gravy to serve over Dressing

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter
1 tablespoon of flour
1 cup of chicken or turkey broth
cup of milk

Instructions:

In a sauce pot, blend butter and flour together on a low fie, add broth, stir until it begins to thicken, then add milk. Boil, lower fire and continue to stir until desired consistency.

 

J. J. Guidry

 

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