No American Thanksgiving meal could be considered complete without stuffing. It’s arguably the most popular side dish on the turkey day table. Stuffing, also known as dressing, is when starches mixed with vegetables are cooked inside the cavity of an animal. On Thanksgiving, it’s usually turkey. There are a variety of ways to make stuffing, but for an easy yet tasty adaption of the classic dish, continue reading below, courtesy of Food Network and Fine Cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of diced celery
  • 2 cups of diced onions
  • 3 cups turkey, chicken broth or water
  • 16 cups of stale white bread, cubed
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

1. Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Grease a baking dish with butter or oil. Use the real stuff. Canned spray doesn’t work as well.

3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter until it becomes a liquid. Mix in the diced onions and chopped celery. Cooke them for five minutes, or until the onions become fragrant and translucent. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add broth or water and bring to a simmer, which is when little bubbles float to the top.

4. While this is happening, beat the eggs in a large bowl. Next, add the cubed white bread, which should be stale.

5. Take the liquid mixture off the head and add it to the bowl with the egged white bread. Mix it together.

6. Place aluminum foil over the mixture and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

7. Remove the lid, and cook for another 30 minutes, or place inside the turkey to complete the cooking process.

Fun Fact: Stuffing dates back to the Roman Empire, according to Kitchen Project. The ancient Romans reportedly had stuffing recipes chicken, rabbit, pork and dormouse.

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