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grandma's oyster dressing

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Tami Conklin
Canandaigua, NY

Some Serious Southern Goodness

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For grandma's oyster dressing

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups crumbled cornbread (either homemade or store bought)
  • 3 cups bread crumbs, small dice*
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 pint shucked fresh oysters, drained
  • (reserve 1/2 cup oyster liquid)

How To Make grandma's oyster dressing

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly butter a large rectangular baking pan. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Sauté onions and celery in the butter until tender; remove from heat an add a small pinch of cayenne and let cool.
  • 2
    Combine cornbread and breadcrumbs in a large bowl; gently fold in sautéed onions, salt, pepper, and parsley. Add beaten eggs and toss more; moisten with the reserved oyster liquid until moist but not soggy. Gently stir in the oysters.
  • 3
    Pat the mixture into the prepared baking pan (it should make a 1-inch layer in the pan). Dot with remaining butter and bake about 45 minutes, until golden brown and set in the center.

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