fresh minced garlic
( or to taste)
( must be stale but still soft and cut into about 1/2-inch cubes)
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (to taste) or 2 teaspoons
( to taste)
low sodium chicken broth
( you might use more than 1 cup)
1 1/4 cups
( optional but really good to add)
- In a large frypan fry the bacon until crisp; (do not drain the drippings) remove and crumble; set aside.
- Add 3/4 cup butter (no less than 3/4 cup!) to the bacon drippings and melt.
- Add in chopped celery, onions and garlic; sauté until tender.
- Add HALF of the bread cubes to the butter; stir to coat, and keep stirring with a wooden spoon until the bread cubes are lightly browned and the butter is absorbed.
- Transfer to a large bowl (or finish in the frypan, if you have a large enough frypan to hold all ingredients) and add in remaining bread cubes, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning or sage (if using).
- Add in crumbled bacon and the cranberries or other ingredients that you choose to use; mix to combine.
- Drizzle with the chicken broth (mixing with a wooden spoon) until you have reached the desired moistness, you might have to add in more than 1 cup, but do not add in too much or your bread will become too "soggy".
- Immediately stuff the turkey, and cook.
- **NOTE** the flavor of the stuffing will vary depending on ingredients and type of bread used.