Some people would say they didn't like oyster dressing until they were coaxed to try this and then they were converts! Really, it is that good! This is how we make our oyster dressing in Delaware and it's a favorite at family meals.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch glass casserole dish.
Melt 1/4 c. butter in a large skillet over med-high heat. Saute' onions and celery until tender. Remove from heat and add breadcrumbs, mixing well.
In a large mixing bowl, add the breadcrumb onion mixture, eggs, poultry seasoning, sage,and the oysters. Stir to blend well. Slowly add the reserved oyster liquid until moist but not soggy. If more liquid is needed slowly add some chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spread into a 9 x 13-inch glass casserole. Top with reserved butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until golden brown and set in the middle. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.