This is my version of my family's cornbread dressing passed down from my mother. My sister Beverly makes a delicious version and I must say I am 2nd in line. I hope you all like this as much as our family does. All our cousin's and aunts that have tasted my sister's are calling and asking for the recipe, everythough my aunt makes delicious dressing.
1Preheat oven 425 degrees and mix cornbread according to package directions but use 6 eggs total for the three packages of cornbread mix and 2 to 2 1/2 cups of buttermilk. In as 9X13 in pan or large iron skillet add vegetable oil heat in oven until hot, then pour into the cornbread mix. Mix well then pour cornbread into the pan or iron skillet. Bake until lightly browned.
2Rinse turkey parts and put in a large pot and cover with water. You will need a large amount sf water so that you have enough rich broth so that your dressing will not be dry. Put in your bouillon cubes, add salt and pepper and cover. Cook until tender. Once tender, remove turkey, let cool, and debone.
3Melt one stick of butter in a saute pan and saute the onions, green onions, celery, and bell pepper until clear about 5 minutes, pour over the cornbread and bread crumbs in the bowl. Toast bread lightly then crumble and add to the crumbled cornbread in a large bowl. To the bread and vegetables, add the broth, one cup at a time, stir well after each cup. Add the remainer of the eggs one at time, mixing well. Add the stick of softened butter. Make sure your dressing is almost wet but not soppy wet. Add the poultry seasoning a tablespoon at a time and the cayenne pepper, more salt and black pepper if needed. Spray a large glass casserole and layer yur deboned turkey meat in the bottom of your dish. Pour your dressing over the top. Bake for approximately one hour until it is starting to brown around the edges and on top approximately one hour. This dish takes some time to prepare but it is well work your time. note: You may not need all the poultry season the last time I only used 1 1/2 tablespoon and that was not enough. My children must my giblet gravy with this. I will post the recipe later.