This will stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey.
DO NOT MAKE THIS OYSTER DRESSING THE DAY BEFORE!
Make it just before stuffing the turkey right before you bake it.
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 cup butter
- 6 cups dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 3 cups raw oysters, chopped
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 3/4 cups oyster liquor plus milk, if needed
- Cook celery, onion and bay leaf in butter until tender but not brown.
- Discard the bay leaf. Add crumbs and parsley to the butter mixture.
- Add oysters, seasonings and eggs.
- Add enough of the liquid mixture to moisten.