Sage and Onion Stuffing

    1 hour 50 min

    This delicious recipe comes from my gran. It may be cooked as directed, or inside the turkey. It's enough to stuff a very large bird. Note that you should allow 24 hours for the bread to dry out before making.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 30 slices white bread, lightly toasted
    • 30g (1 oz) butter
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) chicken stock
    • 1 dessertspoon dried sage
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Allow the toasted bread to sit out for approximately 24 hours, until hard.
    2. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas mark 3. Lightly grease a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish.
    3. Crush the bread into crumbs with a rolling pin. Place the crumbs in a large bowl.
    4. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery and slowly cook until soft. Remove from heat and drain.
    5. Mix the eggs and chicken stock into the breadcrumbs. The mixture should be moist, but not mushy. Use water, if necessary, to attain desired consistency. Mix in the onion, celery, sage, salt and pepper.
    6. Press the mixture into the baking dish. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the top is brown and crisp.

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    Absolutely gorgeous and very easy. I will be using this recipe regularly  -  17 Oct 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. i would put the tempreture up and the cooking time down  -  09 Dec 2008


    It was a wonderful stuffing recipe! We loved it. It was so easy and so tasty - we cooked it in a turkey and it turned out perfect.  -  07 Aug 2008