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How to Make Oyster Dressing

Oyster dressing is a popular Southern dish that will compliment any holiday table.


  • Step 1: Make cornbread Make the cornbread by combining the cornmeal, buttermilk, flour, vegetable oil, and two of the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Step 2: Bake and let cool Pour the mixture into a greased shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes. Then remove it from the oven and let it cool.
  • TIP: The cornbread can be made the day before and stored in the refrigerator to save time.
  • Step 3: Crumble cornbread, crackers, and bread Crumble the cornbread, crackers, and bread slices in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Step 4: Saute onion and celery Saute the onion and celery in butter until it's transparent. Then spread it over the bread mixture.
  • Step 5: Add ingredients Mix in the stock, sage, pepper, salt, and poultry seasoning.
  • TIP: Low-fat or low-sodium stock can also be used.
  • Step 6: Add eggs and oysters Add the five beaten eggs and the oysters, and mix well.
  • Step 7: Pour into baking dish Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy the dressing with turkey or top it with your favorite gravy.
  • FACT: Oysters change their gender at least once in their lifetime.

You Will Need

  • 1 c. self-rising cornmeal
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 7 eggs
  • 5 beaten
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • 7 dried bread slices
  • 1 large onion
  • chopped
  • 2 c. celery
  • chopped
  • 8 tbsp. butter
  • extra for greasing baking dishes
  • 2 c. chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 qt. oysters
  • drained
  • 1 tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • Turkey
  • Gravy
  • Equipment:
  • 2 9 x 11-in. baking dishes
  • Low-fat or low-sodium stock (optional)

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