Not to be confused with a "stuffing" this recipe stands on its own. This was made every year by MaMere as a side to the turkey on Thanksgiving. The leftovers (she made sure there were leftovers as she baked about 3 casseroles of this) were enjoyed by anyone who wished for them! It is a wonderful, warm, comfort food that stirs up great memories.
A girlfriend told me about the mayo trick when I was first married and I've never roasted a turkey or turkey breast without it since. The skin is crisp and flavorful and the meat is tender, moist and delicious. If you don't use the butter and broth, you will not have enough pan drippings to make gravy and you don't want to do that because this combo makes the best tasting gravy I've ever had. I've also added 1/2 cup of beer or wine to the mixture before and it was also spectacular. With slow roasting it, the meat stays so juicy I've actually had it squirt out when I insert the thermometer! I've never had a better turkey or turkey breast.
Here's a Crock-Pot stuffing recipe I found in the Calgary Herald and thought I'd share it. I'm going to use it for Christmas with the vegetable stock for my vegetarian so I will add my comments after Christmas.
This is the stuffing that my mom makes very Thanksgiving, and it's absolutely divine. The holiday just isn't the same without the taste of this dish. The day after it's cooked, it's wonderful cold, too! This recipe makes enough for a 12-pound turkey, about three quarts of stuffing.
This is a meat stuffing my family has used all my life and before. This was given to my mother by her mother, and I imagine, her mother. Our whole family used this recipe. My daughter makes this stuffing as well, and now my granddaughters have the recipe so they will eventually use it.
It is a very tasty stuffing so we make "tons" of it to freeze or use over the holidays. It's good on toast with gravy as a hot open sandwich. Or with turkey slices and gravy as a leftovers meal.
You can make it a day or so ahead, but you must bring it to room temp if you are going to stuff your bird with it.
ETA: I have always made the stuffing and put it into the turkey HOT. That way there is no problems with the turkey being overdone to make sure the stuffing is heated through. IN RESPONSE THE THE REVIEW DATED NOV 20 2007 ---- I appreciate your FYI, however, I have been making my turkey just this way for over 40 years, and have yet to lose a family member or friend.
I have eaten it this way from "birth" since this recipe and method has been used by my mother and my grandmother before her.
from Alton Brown's show. Brining the bird is the key to moist meat. Made this again this year, only brined in just water instead of stock to save some dough. Again, the bird turned out perfect. Growing up, I hated white meat because it was always dry and grinding on your teeth ;-), now I love white meat. Cook time includes the brining time.
Our family's traditional stuffing recipe for the Thanksgiving turkey. Although I have strayed from time to time over the years, this is the stuffing recipe I always return to. All ingredient amounts are estimated; Mom has never measured and neither have I. Mom wants me to remind you to be careful with the amount of sage you use. Start off using a small amount of sage then adjust as needed. Please note that for safety reasons I do not place the stuffing into the cavity of the turkey, rather, I bake it separately. Finally and most importanly, *please avoid using commercially produced stock in this stuffing*. This is the stock recipe I use every time: Recipe #55282 And the bread recipe I've used the past several Thanksgivings: Recipe #102949
Want a wonderful smelling house? Try this one out! Turkey dinner is the favorite at our house and we all like white meat the best. This recipe is so great and the juices make a superb gravy. This comes from '00 Taste of Home. I highly recommend it. The serving size and cooking time would really depend on what size turkey breast you are cooking. Please adjust accordingly.
This is a simple recipe for a Turkey Breast on the bone. It comes out very moist. The next day I take the remaining turkey meat & make open faced turkey sandwiches (1 can Campbell's Turkey Gravy mixed with 1 can of Campbell's Mushroom Gravy in large skillet - heat on medium then add turkey meat, reduce heat & simmer on low until ready to serve on sliced bread).
Beliefnet sends me a daily newsletter with a recipe. Honestly, sometimes the recipe isn't something that this Redneck would ever cook, but with the holidays coming up, this one is sounding good. And...a turkey breast is just enough for a single gal and maybe a couple of friends.