Jesi’s Southern Dressing

Jesi’s Southern Dressing Recipe

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Pat Cullinan


"I have been corrected, Stuffing is not Dressing! Thanks for the recipe Jes


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2 Hr 30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min



  • 2 c
    corn meal
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3
  • 2 c
  • 1-1/2 stick
    margarine (melted)

  • 2-3 lb
    small whole fryer chicken
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 small
    onion peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 4-1/2 slice
    toast (cut into 1 inch squares)
  • 1 medium
    onion (chopped)
  • 1-2 stalk(s)
    celery (chopped)
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3
    eggs (beaten)
  • ·
    re heated chicken broth
  • ·
    boiled chicken (optional) (pulled into pieces)

How to Make Jesi’s Southern Dressing


  1. Egg Bread:
  2. Preheat oven for 350. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour bowl into a lightly greased baking dish. I use large cast iron skillet. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour until dark brown. Set aside.
  3. Chicken broth:
  4. Place chicken in stockpot and add water enough to cover. Add celery, onion and salt. Boil until chicken is done and falling of the bone. About 1 1/2 hours. Strain broth and discard celery and onion. Retain chicken. Let broth cool and place in refrigerator allowing the fat to form at the top. Discard the fat.
  5. Dressing:
  6. Crumble egg bread in a large mixing bowl. Add broth until moistened. Mix in toast and add broth just to the point the breads can’t hold anymore. Freeze remaining broth for future use. Let cool.
  7. Mix in eggs, onion, celery, salt and pepper. Optionally you can add some of the chicken to your mix now.
  8. Pour dressing into a greased casserole pan. Bake in a pr heated oven at 350 for 1 -1 ½ hours stirring 2 or 3 times while baking, when the top turns brown. Don’t overcook. Check with spoon for firmness. Serve hot.

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About Jesi’s Southern Dressing

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern

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