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tracy20

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HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 4:44 PM (permalink)
I am in charge of Oyster Dressing for a Thanksgiving meal and I have no clue. I know that my granmother used to have a great recipe for this that had saltine crackers, oysters, I think milk or creamand I am not sure what else. I cannot find this recipe anywhere. Any good ones out there?

Thanks for your help on this one....
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 5:01 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tracy20

    I am in charge of Oyster Dressing for a Thanksgiving meal and I have no clue. I know that my granmother used to have a great recipe for this that had saltine crackers, oysters, I think milk or creamand I am not sure what else. I cannot find this recipe anywhere. Any good ones out there?

    Thanks for your help on this one....


    I Googled Oyster Dressing and got 235,000 hits. This is the first one I came to. It's from Paula Deen.

    Oyster Dressing

    Ingredients
    Cornbread:
    1 cup self rising cornmeal
    1/2 cup self-rising flour
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    Dressing:
    7 slices white bread, dried in warm oven
    Cornbread
    1 sleeve saltine crackers
    2 cups chopped celery
    1 large onion, chopped
    8 tablespoons butter
    7 cups chicken stock
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon dried sage
    1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
    5 eggs, beaten
    2 pints or 1 quart oysters, drained
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    To make the cornbread, combine all ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

    To make the dressing, crumble dried white bread slices, cornbread and crackers. Mix together and set aside. Saute chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over corn bread mixture. Add stock, mix well and add salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add oysters and mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.

     
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      edwmax

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      RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 5:12 PM (permalink)
      Just make your favorite dressing, then add the Oysters and replace some of the other liquid with the Qyster juice.
       
      #3
        tiki

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        RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 5:27 PM (permalink)
        This is Emeril's---i like it just fine-check it out-

        /www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/baked-oyster-dressing-recipe/index.html
         
        #4
          ann peeples

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          RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 5:38 PM (permalink)
          I want the one Cajunking uses....
           
          #5
            brittneal

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            RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 5:50 PM (permalink)
            I had soe at a friends one year. They used a can of the cambells condensed oyster stew rather then fresh oysters It was ok but a little salty as they used the condentrate undiluted.
            britt
             
            #6
              fabulousoyster

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              RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Tue, 10/28/08 7:37 PM (permalink)
              Paula Deen's and Emeril's are fine, but mince the oysters into tiny pieces, you don't want a big chewy piece of oyster, you want the oyster's flavor to enhance the stuffing. I've made oyster stuffing several times and I like the oysters minced.
               
              #7
                Skooterpye

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                RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 12:57 PM (permalink)

                Hi Tracy,
                The description sounds similar to my grandmothers recipe for Scalloped oysters. That is just crackers, oysters, cream or evaporated milk & butter
                grease your casserole,we use a medium size one, then drain the oysters saving about a half cup of the liquor, and coarsely chop them if they are large. Small can be used whole
                layer oysters, crumbled crackers, salt,pepper, bits of butter
                Repeat the layers,but don't go over 2 layers as the middle might not bake. when you have the layers done, mix either the cream, or evaporated milk, and the oyster liquor and pour carefully over the layers. dot with butter, salt, pepper and paprika and bake in moderate oven about 30 min.
                Hope this is what you were looking for
                skooterpye
                 
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                  CajunKing

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                  RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 4:36 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by annpeeples

                  I want the one Cajunking uses....


                  Ask and Ye shall recieve:

                  1/2 cup melted butter
                  4 TBSP chopped parsley
                  1/2 cup chopped celery
                  1/2 cup chopped onion
                  4 cups corn bread crumbs
                  1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
                  3/4 tsp salt
                  1/4 tsp black pepper
                  1/2 tsp paprika
                  2 cups chicken broth (use oyster juice too)
                  3 eggs well beaten
                  1 pint oysters drained and chopped (reserve juice)

                  Pre heat oven to 400 degree

                  Melt butter and saute veggies
                  Add oysters to the mix
                  Stir in bread crumbs
                  Add stock & eggs, cook until heated through
                  Put into casserole dish
                  Bake @ 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes

                  Serve & Enjoy
                  Stir in the bread crumbs
                   
                  #9
                    the grillman

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                    RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 4:55 PM (permalink)
                    Mmmmm.....oyster dressing.
                     
                    #10
                      ann peeples

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                      RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 5:06 PM (permalink)
                      Thank you, thank you, my friend!!I have NEVER had a bad recipe and this one will become a favorite as are all the others you have sent.Wish I could return the favor!!!!
                      Ann
                       
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                        tracy20

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                        RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 6:08 PM (permalink)
                        Thank you skooterpye, I believe that is right on, and Thannks to you all for all the great recipes on this one....

                        Tracy20
                         
                        #12
                          Skooterpye

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                          RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Wed, 10/29/08 7:25 PM (permalink)
                          You are welcome Tracy
                          it's a wonderful place to find ideas, recipes and often something to cheer you up or on..
                          Skooterpye
                           
                          #13
                            azure

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                            • Location: raleigh, NC
                            RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sat, 11/8/08 10:36 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by CajunKing

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by annpeeples

                            I want the one Cajunking uses....


                            Ask and Ye shall recieve:

                            1/2 cup melted butter
                            4 TBSP chopped parsley
                            1/2 cup chopped celery
                            1/2 cup chopped onion
                            4 cups corn bread crumbs
                            1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
                            3/4 tsp salt
                            1/4 tsp black pepper
                            1/2 tsp paprika
                            2 cups chicken broth (use oyster juice too)
                            3 eggs well beaten
                            1 pint oysters drained and chopped (reserve juice)

                            Pre heat oven to 400 degree

                            Melt butter and saute veggies
                            Add oysters to the mix
                            Stir in bread crumbs
                            Add stock & eggs, cook until heated through
                            Put into casserole dish
                            Bake @ 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes

                            Serve & Enjoy
                            Stir in the bread crumbs
                             
                            #14
                              azure

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                              RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sat, 11/8/08 10:39 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by CajunKing

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by annpeeples

                              I want the one Cajunking uses....


                              Ask and Ye shall recieve:

                              1/2 cup melted butter
                              4 TBSP chopped parsley
                              1/2 cup chopped celery
                              1/2 cup chopped onion
                              4 cups corn bread crumbs
                              1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
                              3/4 tsp salt
                              1/4 tsp black pepper
                              1/2 tsp paprika
                              2 cups chicken broth (use oyster juice too)
                              3 eggs well beaten
                              1 pint oysters drained and chopped (reserve juice)

                              Pre heat oven to 400 degree

                              Melt butter and saute veggies
                              Add oysters to the mix
                              Stir in bread crumbs
                              Add stock & eggs, cook until heated through
                              Put into casserole dish
                              Bake @ 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes

                              Serve & Enjoy
                              Stir in the bread crumbs



                              This is good, but rather than corn bread crumbs, I prefer using day old, crusty french bread.
                               
                              #15
                                edwmax

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                                RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sat, 11/8/08 6:07 PM (permalink)
                                The recipe I use. Sometimes I add 1/2 to 3/4 sleeve of saltine crackers.

                                Southern Cornbread and Oyster Dressing

                                1/4 cup butter
                                1 large onion, chopped
                                4 scallions, chopped
                                2 stalks celery, chopped
                                3 cups crumbled cornbread
                                3 cups soft bread crumbs

                                1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
                                Salt and pepper, to taste
                                2 large eggs, lightly beaten
                                1 pint shucked oysters, drained
                                1/2 cup oyster liquid, from drained oysters

                                Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

                                Saute onions and celery in 2 tablespoons
                                of the butter until wilted, not browned.

                                Combine cornbread and bread crumbs in a large bowl; mix in sauted onions, salt and pepper, and parsley. Add beaten eggs and toss more; moisten with the oyster liquid until moist but not soggy. Add the oysters.

                                Pat the mixture into a lightly buttered rectangular pan or oven dish. Dot with remaining butter and bake about 45 minutes, until golden brown and set in the center.
                                 
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                                  Pancho

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                                  RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sat, 11/8/08 6:23 PM (permalink)
                                  The above sounds like perfection. I do almost the same thing, but add a half pound cooked hot pork sausage (drained) to the mix.
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Ort. Carlton.

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                                    RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sat, 11/8/08 6:32 PM (permalink)
                                    Tracy20,
                                    First you need a good quantity of l-i-t-t-l-e b-i-t-t-y clothes....
                                    Unnakedly, Ort. Carlton in Ever-Tolerant-Of-Utterly-Insane-Me Athens, Georgia.
                                     
                                    #18
                                      fabulousoyster

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                                      RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Mon, 11/10/08 9:16 AM (permalink)
                                      Not my recipe, its from a member "AndreaB" I tried this and its delicious, I just minced the oysters:

                                      Oyster Dressing -- If you like Oyster Dressing this recipe is great!

                                      1 cup self-rising cornmeal
                                      1/2 cup self-rising flour
                                      3/4 cup buttermilk
                                      2 eggs
                                      2 tablespoons vegetable oil
                                      7 slices white bread, dried in oven
                                      2 cups broken up saltine crackers
                                      2 cups chopped celery
                                      1 large onion, chopped
                                      8 tablespoons butter
                                      7 cups chicken stock
                                      1 teaspoon salt
                                      1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
                                      1 teaspoon dried sage
                                      1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
                                      5 eggs, beaten
                                      2 pints oysters, drained

                                      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make cornbread, combine first 5 ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

                                      To make dressing, crumble dried white bread slices, cornbread, and crackers. Mix together and set aside. Saute chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5-10 minutes. Pour over corn bread mixture. Add stock, mix well and add salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add oysters and mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.
                                       
                                      #19
                                        mbrookes

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                                        RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Mon, 11/10/08 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                        This is a fairly easy, but still very tasty, oyster dressing with the added joy of doing it ahead.

                                        Prepare a box of chicken Stove Top Stuffing according to pkg directions.

                                        Add two stalks of finely chopped celery, a pint of chopped, drained oysters, a handful of chopped parsley and way too much garlic through a press. This is the key. When you think you have too much garlic add some more.

                                        Use the juice from the oysters to make a fairly soupy texture. Set up over night in refrigerator or (as we do) on the back porch.

                                        Bake about 350 until brown and bubbly.
                                         
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                                          Pancho

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                                          RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Mon, 11/10/08 2:32 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by mbrookes

                                          This is a fairly easy, but still very tasty, oyster dressing with the added joy of doing it ahead.

                                          Prepare a box of chicken Stove Top Stuffing according to pkg directions.

                                          Add two stalks of finely chopped celery, a pint of chopped, drained oysters, a handful of chopped parsley and way too much garlic through a press. This is the key. When you think you have too much garlic add some more.

                                          Use the juice from the oysters to make a fairly soupy texture. Set up over night in refrigerator or (as we do) on the back porch.

                                          Bake about 350 until brown and bubbly.

                                          You know that's kind of like cheating, but I bet I wouldn't be able to tell some of it had been in a box! Good tip.
                                           
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                                            HollyW

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                                            RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sun, 11/23/08 1:26 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by tracy20

                                            I am in charge of Oyster Dressing for a Thanksgiving meal and I have no clue. I know that my granmother used to have a great recipe for this that had saltine crackers, oysters, I think milk or creamand I am not sure what else. I cannot find this recipe anywhere. Any good ones out there?

                                            Thanks for your help on this one....


                                            This is one my Aunt has made for years, very simple and very yummy!:

                                            1 or 2 pints of oysters
                                            Ritz or Townhouse crackers
                                            Half n Half
                                            Butter

                                            Dot butter on bottom of meatloaf pan
                                            Put layer of oysters, layer of crackers dotting butter in between in each layer until dish is full
                                            Pour half n half over entire dish until it's covered, finish with crakcers over top covering completely, again dot with butter

                                            Bake @ 350 for 30 min

                                             
                                            #22
                                              Ort. Carlton.

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                                              RE: HELP!! Need recipe for Oyster Dressing Sun, 11/23/08 5:10 PM (permalink)
                                              Tracy20,
                                              Have you found any of tee-nintsy little oyster clothes yet? -- Gracious, their poor little shells must be cold, down deep in that frigid water and naked like that. Brrr.
                                              Haberdashing About To Keep Warm, Ort. Carlton in Not-So-Chilly Athens, Georgia.
                                              P. S. It is gratifying that you received some serious answers. I wouldn't have known where to begin. ("If you can't give help, get silly," as my late friend Jimmy Ellison would have said.)
                                               
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