These stuffing balls are always in demand at any big social gatherings that my immediate family has. I can always count on being asked to make these. And could make them in my sleep..LOL
They aren't just for Thanksgiving in my family.
I was requested by my niece to bring a crock pot full to her graduation party over the summer....they are delicious..
Normally I would use 10 loaves of bread, yes 10, and is never any left, when making for Thanksgiving. Today I am only using 3 loaves for a small gathering at Church..I hope you will try them. They are fattening, but so good!
You can pull the bread apart the day before using, and let dry. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.
It really makes no difference.
2In an extra large bowl, or I use a canner or turkey roasting pan; so to have enough room to mix.
Pull apart bread into bite sized pieces. Add the salt, pepper, parsley and poultry seasoning. I use my hands to mix well throughout.
3Now, chop the onion and celery. In a skillet or saucepan; saute the vegetables just till tender in butter or oil, I used butter, about 3 tablespoons.
4Add the vegetables to the bread, along with the soups and broth. Mix well; again I use my hands.
Next, whisk the eggs lightly and add to the bread. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add to the bread; Mix well.
5The bread should now have the texture when squeezed together of a meatball. If it is not staying together, I have added more broth , soup, or another egg or two.
Now, make the stuffing balls to the size of your liking. Mine are about the size of the bottom of a small soup can in diameter.
6Now, place in a greased roasting pan, I added a little chicken broth to the pan also. Bake 40 - 50 minutes; unless you are going to finish in a crock pot with gravy. If so, just cook long enough so that the egg in them cooks enough to hold them together; about 25 to 30 minutes.
7You can serve them as is or w/ gravy.
I placed mine into my 8 quart crock pot; covered with gravy; cooked on low for about 3 hours. I then turned down to warm; till time to serve..They suck up a lot of the gravy, so don't plan on using that gravy for mashed taters..
8Enjoy!..these really do have a wonderful, savory flavor..